Things done changed in Bed-Stuy. It’s now one of the most gentrified areas in Brooklyn, N.Y., affecting everything from voting to schooling.

Fancy coffee, avocado toast and almond croissants are on every corner. It’s an everyday struggle for longtime residents to pay the unbelievable rents.

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The Root hit the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant without warning to quiz residents about neighborhood icon Christopher “Biggie” Wallace, who would have turned 45 on May 21. 

We stopped by his old apartment and the supermarket where he used to work, and caught photos of the murals dedicated to the rap icon, one of which may not be around much longer.

Watch the video above to see how they did.