Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) paid tribute to rapper Biggie Smalls, also known as Notorious B.I.G., by reciting the lyrics to his 1994 song "Juicy" on the House Floor Thursday.

"Biggie Smalls, Frank White, the king of New York. He died 20 years ago today in a tragedy that occurred in Los Angeles. But his words live on forever," Jeffries said alongside a printed photo of Biggie Smalls on the House floor.

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"I got the privilege of representing the district where Biggie Smalls was raised. We know he went from negative to positive and emerged as one of the world most important hip hop stars. His rags-to-riches life story is the classic embodiment of the American dream," Jeffries continued. "Biggie Smalls is gone but he will never be forgotten. Rest in piece Notorious B.I.G. Where Brooklyn at?"

Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage names, became a rap icon when his first album debuted in 1994. He was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles 20 years ago Thursday, on March, 9 1997.