The music bounced … the vibe flowed and the artwork shone as fans celebrated the legacy of Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame rapper Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious BIG. The fourth annual “THINK BIG ART SHOW” was held on March 6.th And 7th 2021, in the heart of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, which is the hometown of the artist also known as Biggie. The event’s founders, Ray Thompson of Divided Right Entertainment and his partner, Alissa Jones Schulters of Bleu Entertainment, presented an artistic tribute to the rapper who shocked the world with his charismatic demeanor and hypnotic lyrics that tell a story that only BIG can tell. The art show’s co-founder, Thompson has a true passion for the arts. He paired the art of Hip-Hop culture with the art of the brush to celebrate an icon that inspired him since he was a child.
It would have been a madhouse if they hadn’t split the screenings into three (2 hour increments) each day. “We are happy with the participation despite Covid-19”, says Alissa Jones Schulters, a partner in this emerging artistic experience. Artists from Los Angeles to New York showcased their Notorious BIG abstract paintings at this memorable event. Fans were able to enjoy the melodious sounds of @MattViolinist, a featured poet: Smoovebabii, and a “LIVE” art painting by JulesWrld777. This atmosphere was lit up with art as soon as one knocked on the door. Junior Mafia’s Nino Brown was among the celebrities who showed their support.
Publicist Lynn Hobson admits: “The Notorious BIG was a lyrical genius who colored outside the lines. The promoters and the powers that be are trying to use the BIGGIE name for their own benefit. However, this event was about artists trying to capture the true essence of who this iconic figure was to the world. Although the art that adorned this place was impressive, it could not touch the void that was left in the world after his death. This event will deliver a portion of the proceeds to the Christopher Wallace Foundation, whose purpose is to serve as a vehicle for giving back to the community. “As a non-profit organization, your main focus will be the field of education. When it comes to academics, BIG will be the acronym for: ‘Books instead of weapons’. As this event continues to grow, so will your commitment to give back to the cause. “