This speech to Congress was all good baby baby.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) used the House floor to pay tribute to New York rapper The Notorious B.I.G. on the 20th anniversary of his death Thursday.
The congressman began by reciting lyrics from his 1994 hit “Juicy,” before declaring how the words of the star, born Christopher Wallace and also known as Biggie Smalls, would “live on forever.”
“I’ve got the privilege of representing the district where Biggie Smalls was raised,” Jeffries said. “We know he went from negative to positive and emerged as one of the world’s most important hip hop stars.”
He described the rapper’s “rags-to-riches life story” as “the classic embodiment of the American dream.”
“Biggie Smalls is gone but he will never be forgotten,” Jeffries added. “Rest in peace, Notorious B.I.G. Where Brooklyn at?”
Wallace was just 24 years old when he was gunned down and killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles on Mar. 9, 1997. The murder remains unsolved.
Watch Jeffries’ full speech in the clip above and see the music video for “Juicy” below:
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