The Brooklyn apartment where The Notorious B.I.G. recorded his 1994 album ‘Ready To Die’ has gone up for sale.
As per The New York Post, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom property in the Fort Greene neighbourhood has been listed for more than £1.2million (USD $1.7million). It’s located blocks away from the Brooklyn street named after the late rapper, and was featured in the 2017 documentary BiggIe: The Life of Notorious B.I.G..
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Current owner Caroline Duncan, a costume designer, renovated the property after purchasing it in 2011, saying: “When I moved in, the basement was just a raw space with concrete floors.
“I framed and put up all the walls and created a bathroom with barn wood and modern finishes,” she told the Post.
“Upstairs had been carved into a series of puzzling small rooms so I did the opposite, and knocked down all the walls to create a lofted open space,” she continued, adding that she loved “the fact the building is on the Historic Register and had the bones of a true artist’s residence.”
Notorious B.I.G., aka Christopher George Latore Wallace, lived in the complex with his wife Faith Evans and her daughter Chyna Tahjere Griffin in the mid-’90s. He grew up nearby in Clinton Hill, with his childhood home being rented out at almost £3,000 a month in 2019.
Netflix released a new documentary on the rapper’s life earlier this year, Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell.