Thanks to the commenters on Brownstoner who were able to identify the exact address where the Notorious B.I.G. grew up: 226 St. James Place, Apartment 3L.
Looks like a well-kept building, at least today.
Anyone remember him from back in the day?
I bet there weren't any little white dogs dressed in fleece coats back then...
Maybe he hung out in Bed-Stuy, but this address is clearly in the Hill. Holla!