On Wednesday (Jan. 15), it as announced that The Notorious B.I.G. will be inducted into the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. His mother Voletta Wallace took to Instagram to share the good news.
“Brooklyn we did it!!! This is so long overdue,” she wrote. “Thank you to everyone that helped make this happen for Christopher. Love you all.”
Wallace has been a longtime advocate for her son’s legacy. After he was nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction this October, she regularly posted reminders for Biggie’s fans to vote for him through her social media. The legendary rapper became eligible for induction last year due to his debut album, Ready to Die, turning 25 years old.
Recently, Biggie has been honored by murals in his hometown of Brooklyn. The city’s St. James Place was also honorarily renamed to Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace Way.
“This street is going to be a love street,” Wallace said during the street name’s unveiling. “People are going to come here and they’re gonna know that a young man, my son, was living here.”
Biggie’s son CJ Wallace also spoke to the crowd.
“This is amazing man. I can’t really remember seeing this many people out here,” he began. “Right here, on this block, we filmed Notorious… This is beautiful man.”
Last year, Wallace teamed up with Amazon Music for a nine-minute documentary titled The Birth of Biggie: 25 Years of Ready To Die, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of Ready to Die.
“Thank you [Amazon Music] for working with us on this,” Wallace previously wrote about the short film on Instagram.
Biggie will be inducted during the 35th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on May 2. The event will be televised live for the fist time on HBO from Cleveland’s Public Auditorium, beginning at 8 p.m. EST. Tickets for the induction ceremony will go on sale Feb. 27 and performers for the event will be announced at a later date.