Brooklyn Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries showed his neighborhood pride on Mar. 9 in the best way he could. While speaking on the House floor, Jeffries paid tribute to fellow Brooklynite, The Notorious B.I.G., on the 20th anniversary of his death by rapping a few lyrics to his Ready To Die hit, “Juicy.”
“It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up! magazine,” Jeffries said while standing in front of a picture of Biggie. “Salt-n-Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine / Hangin’ pictures on my wall / Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl.”
After spitting a few bars, Jeffries honored the late-great MC with a few words of his importance to Brooklyn and how he embodied the American Dream through his rags to riches lifestyle.
“Biggie Smalls, Frank White, the king of New York. He died 20 years ago today in a tragedy that occurred in Los Angeles,” Jeffries said. “But his words live on forever. I got the privilege of representing the district where Biggie Smalls was raised.”
“We know he went from negative to positive and emerged as one of the world most important hip-hop stars,” he continued. “His rags-to-riches life story is the classic embodiment of the American dream. Biggie Smalls is gone but he will never be forgotten. Rest in piece Notorious B.I.G.. Where Brooklyn at?”
Check out the video below. RIP Biggie.
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) March 10, 2017