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Notorious B.I.G.’s childhood home now a $4,000/month rental

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The apartment where the late rapper grew up is up for grabs

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Fans of legendary rapper Notorious B.I.G. now have the chance to rent the apartment where he grew up—which he once called his “one-room shack”—right on the street that was recently named after him. The late rapper’s Clinton Hill home has just listed, asking $4,000/month.

The 972-square-foot condo has three bedrooms, one bathroom, office space, hardwood floors, and high ceilings. Even though no pets are allowed in the unit, the four-story prewar building where it’s located has a common roof deck, a garden, laundry room, bike storage, and a barbecue area.

“During the time that Biggie created masterpieces, this neighborhood was redlined; people didn’t want to live here, people moved out of the neighborhood, they had left us to die,” City Council member Laurie Cumbo said at last week’s street co-naming event.

“But there were people that struggled, people that fought—now everybody in the world wants to come to Brooklyn,” she added. “That’s why this sign is important today—So that the history of why this place is what it is, so that the struggle of Brooklyn, continues to be told again and again and again.”

The building is located at 226 Saint James Place (or Christopher Wallace Way), one block away from the Clinton-Washington Avenue C train stop.

Fabienne Lecole and Grant Fodiman of Compass have the listing.