The Brooklyn apartment where The Notorious B.I.G. recorded his 1994 album ‘Ready To Die’ has gone up for sale.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom property, which can be found in the Fort Greene neighbourhood of Brooklyn, is on sale for 1.7 million USD, or £1.2 million. It’s located blocks away from a Brooklyn street that is named after the late rapper, and was featured in the 2017 documentary ‘BiggIe: The Life Of Notorious B.I.G.’.
The current owner, Caroline Duncan, who is a fashion designer and purchased the property in 2011 before renovating it, told The New York Post: “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.
“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”.
Biggie lived in the apartment in the mid-’90s, with his wife, Faith Evans, and her daughter, Chyna Tahjere Griffin.
A documentary on the life and work of the rapper, ‘Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell’, arrived on Netflix earlier this year.
A film on the murders of Biggie and Tupac was also released over the summer.