— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) March 10, 2017
If the House of Representatives don’t know Biggie Smalls — well now they know.
The late hip-hop legend was honored on the floor of Congress Thursday by Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, who recited the lyrics to Biggie’s 1994 song “Juicy” in observance of the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s murder.
“It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up! magazine. Salt-n-Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine,” Jefferies said in a floor speech to fellow legislators.
“Hangin’ pictures on my wall/Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl.”
Then, after a small synopsis of the life of Brooklyn native Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie, Jeffries ended the address with the shout out: “Where Brooklyn at?”
Biggie Smalls rose from the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant to be one of the most successful rap artists in history.
He was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 1997.
This article was originally published in the New York Post.