A bronze statue of Notorious BIG is currently in the works, but needs help from the public to be completed.
The Hip Hop Hall Of Fame Museum has set up a crowdfunding page, with a target of $35,000 (£24,500).
The costs that need covering are the completion and bronzing of the statue, associated expenses, and donation to the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organisation that was set up by Biggie’s mother in 1997 to give back to the community.
The statue has already been started by Brooklyn-based artist Tanda Francis, who has sculpted Biggie’s head and displayed it in a local gallery.
Once finished, the Notorious BIG statue is intended to sit in Putnam Triangle Plaza in Clinton Hill, near Biggie’s neighbourhood, Bedford Stuyvesant.
JT Thompson, creator of HHHOF Awards and Museum, said of the project: “This cultural arts attraction will surely be a tourist and economic draw as fans and tourists from around the world come to visit the Biggie Memorial.”
The late rapper was in the news recently linked to singer Faith Evans.
The Notorious BIG will appear as a hologram in the upcoming video for Faith Evans’ forthcoming duets album, ‘The King & I.’
ARHT Media officially landed the rights to produce the hologram in a joint venture with ByStorm Entertainment, the company that handles Biggie’s estate.
Commenting in a statement, Faith Evans said of the project, “After seeing all the technologies out there, I realized right away that ARHT Media would be the best partner to bring back Notorious BIG”