FROM NBC NEW YORK:

Raise your glass: “Brooklyn’s Mayor,” the Notorious B.I.G., will be honored on Wednesday, March 9, the 14th anniversary of his death.

The Hip-Hop Honors Notorious B.I.G. Tribute, held March 9 at Santos’ Party House, features performances from such hip-hop notables as Raekwon, Easy Mo Bee, Esquire, Pharoahe Monch, and more. Organizers promise an overlapping “Vh1 Honors”-style roster of cover songs and collaborations.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation, the charity for inner-city youth developed by Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace. Doors open at 10pm and tickets start at $20.

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