New York – The Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center kicked off their partnership with Tanduay Rum as the Nets held off the New York Knicks 120-112 as they honored the late Notorious B.I.G. with “Biggie Night.” Bad Boy Record’s finest Lil’ Kim, Faith Evans and Diddy who accompanied Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, attended the game as they paid tribute to the Brooklyn-native on the 20th anniversary of his passing. The Barclays Center honored him with a permanent banner in the rafters with his most famous lyric reading “Spread Love, It’s the Brooklyn Way” with the number 72, the year he was born. The sold out crowd roared with excitement as they spun a medley of his hits with a tribute video during halftime. To tip-off the partnership, Tanduay hosted a post-game party in Barclays Center’s 40/40 Club & Restaurant on Sunday, March 12. Other notables at the post game event include Cassie, Ethan Hawke, Offset, Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes, Cardi B, Stephanie Fantauzzi and Jenna Ushkowitz.
Guests in attendance included Diddy (Rapper), Cassie (Musical artist), Voleta Wallace (The Notorious B.I.G.’s mother) Lil’ Kim (Rapper), Faith Evans (Singer), Offset (Migos), Ethan Hawke (“The Magnificent Seven”), Stephanie Fantauzzi (“Blue Bloods”), Busta Rhymes (Rapper), Ice Cube (Rapper), Cardi B (Love & Hip Hop), Jenna Ushkowitz (“Glee”), DJ Envy (DJ), DJ Drewski (DJ), Sky Landish (Love & Hip Hop) and Novaking (Hip-hop artist).