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The Notorious B.I.G.’s childhood “one-room shack” in Brooklyn renting for $4000

The Notorious B.I.G. apartment listing
(photo via Compass.com listing)

The late, legendary The Notorious B.I.G. referenced his childhood home in several of his songs, like in his trademark hit “Juicy,” and now his former “one-room shack” home in Brooklyn is available for rent. As the New York Post notes, Biggie Smalls’ 972-square-foot apartment at 226 St. James Place in Clinton Hill, refurbished with new floors, appliances and countertops, could be yours for just $4000 per month. Here’s the full Compass listing for the apartment:

Amazing three-bedroom home with additional den/office and separate dining room with best light is now available for rent in the desired neighborhood of Clinton Hill historic district.
The limestone eight-unit condominium prewar building was recently renovated and maintains gorgeous pre-war details, like hardwood floors and high ceilings, The kitchen has been has granite countertops, stainless appliances and lots of storage. This home also features a windowed dining room and a spacious southeast facing living room with an additional office. The building offers laundry, bike storage, and a common garden with plantings and barbecue area . One block from the subway and convenient to shops, restaurants and all Clinton Hill has to offer. Sorry No pet.

No pets?!?! The Clinton Hill neighborhood today has changed a lot from the one described in Biggie’s lyrics.. As Fabienne Lecole, the apartment’s real estate agent told the Post, “It’s so calm and residential now. It’s hard to imagine it’s the same street that he sang about with all the drugs and gunfire. It couldn’t be more different.” Another real estate agent told the Post, “The neighborhood is all hipsters and millennials. People in finance and tech people.”

The apartment, which sold in 2013 for $825,000 and is being rented by the owner, is located on the block at St. James Place between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street that was renamed “Christopher ‘Notorious B.I.G.’ Wallace Way” in a special ceremony honoring the rapper earlier this month.

You can revisit some Biggie Smalls classics below.

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