The Notorious B.I.G. to have wax figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds NY

Members of the Brooklyn High School of the Arts’ choir will perform songs in honor of Biggie In a moving tribute to her son, Ms. Voletta Wallace will unveil a wax figure of the legendary Biggie Smalls (born: Christopher Wallace) on Thursday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Madame Tussauds New York, 234 West 42nd St. (b/w 7th & 8th Aves.), Manhattan.

After the figure is unveiled, 23 high school students from Brooklyn – where Biggie was born and raised – will honor him by singing “I’ll Be Missing You,” a tribute song released shortly after Biggie’s death, and gospel song, “I’ll Fly Away.” The students are members of the Brooklyn High School of the Arts’ choir.

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Dreams of playing a really B.I.G. role

When it comes to playing Biggie on the big screen, size matters. Take it from De’Andre Neal, a 6-foot-3, 315-pound bouncer with fingers as thick as Twix bars. The Brooklyn native was one of more than 100 hopefuls who turned out for an open casting call on a soundstage in Manhattan’s meat-packing district, trying to fill the size-13 shoes of Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G., in “Notorious,” a new biopic about the slain rapper.

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Ms. Wallace talks about the untitled B.I.G. movie

Voletta Wallace, mother of slain rapper Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, told in a recent interview that critically acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua well direct an untitled picture based on the life of the slain rapper.

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