Notorious B.I.G.’s childhood Brooklyn home for sale

KMEL Summer Jam 1995 - Notorious B.I.G.

Times are a-changing, Biggie.

“Call the crib, same number same ‘hood. It’s all good,” Biggie rhymed in one of his most popular songs, “Juicy.”

The ‘hood, though, is not quite the same.

What Notorious B.I.G. once referred to as his “one-room shack” is now being sold for $725,000.

Before he became one of music’s most loved rappers, a young Christopher Wallace lived at 226 St. James Place, apartment 3L, in the Bed-Stuy area of Brooklyn, which comes up in many of his songs.

That apartment is listed as a “three-bedroom plus den/office condominium” that was renovated a few years ago while preserving traditional styling. The area is now referred to as Clinton Hill.

Daily Intelligencer asked listing agent Judith Lief is she knew about the condo’s significance in music.

“You must be kidding,” she said.

She added that she didn’t want the apartment’s past to affect its future and that “very lovable people” own the place now.

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