In honor of The Notorious B.I.G., Lil Kim performs with Junior Mafia in Prospect Park at the Budweiser B.I.G party.
New York City’s king of hip hop is being celebrated by the king of beers, Budweiser.
Biggie and Budweiser
Beer brand Budweiser has released a series of collectible cans and merchandise featuring rapper The Notorious B.I.G.
To commemorate the late rapper, now known as Christopher George Latore Wallace, Tall Boy cans feature a hand-drawn image of him, alongside motifs of the Brooklyn skyline and lyrics from his hit song ‘Unbelievable,’ which reads: “Live from Bedford-Stuyvesant the livest one, Representin BK to the fullest.”
The Longsuffering, Loyal, Loving, Lil’ Kim
Which is precisely what Lil’ Kim did during her performance. Hip Hop royalty Lil’ Kim scarcely had to finish a song. At any time the rapper could stop rapping and the audience would enthusiastically finish her verse. Lil’ Kim was the longest enduring love interest in the life of Biggie Smalls.
The rumors are true; yes she fought with faith Evans, pulled a gun on her, one time even biggie pulled a gun on Lil’ Kim to get her out of the house. The turbulent teens became successful adults in part due to the unwaering loyalty Lil Kim had for the love of her life, Biggie Smalls. Today she wears a locket bearing his image most anywhere she goes. It can be seen in the thumbnail of this video:
Lil Kim, Lil’ Cease and The Lox in Prospect Park
Lil’ Kim was joined by long-time hip hop performers Dj Steph, The Lox, Busta Rhymes, and Lil Cease at the free concert.
The Tall Boy Budweiser beer cans featuring the likeness of The Notorious B.I.G. were designed by Anheuser-Busch’s in-house social and creative agency, DraftLine. For now, the rock hall inductee’s limited-edition cans will only be available in New York City, his hometown.
Available while Supplies Last: Only in New York
The collectors’ items are emblematic of the love and respect people have for the artist who was killed in March 1997. These collectibles were developed in collaboration with the Christopher Wallace Estate.
“I am honored to know that a brand such as Budweiser wanted to celebrate my son in this way,” Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace said.
“Christopher’s legacy and brand value is extremely important to myself and the family and memorializing him on the can of an iconic beer brand such as Budweiser is something I believe he would be happy with.”