The Notorious B.I.G. and Jam Master Jay are two of Hip Hop's most famous legends. Although they are no longer with us in the physical form, their legacies certainly live on.
On Saturday (June 12), Biggie's daughter T'yanna Wallace and Jam Master Jay's daughter Tyra Myricks hosted the new opening of their new New York-style pizzeria in Los Angeles. Named "Juicy Pizza," an obvious nod to Biggie's 1994 classic "Juicy," the restaurant was born out of need.
Tyra Myricks, who'd moved to Los Angeles from New York City, realized the city lacked what she thought was quality Pizza. So, she took action with her own hands and recruited Wallace for the journey.
"I realized that L.A. doesn't have good N.Y. style pizza," she wrote in February via Instagram." So instead of going on an endless hunt for some, I decided to make some!"
T'yanna Wallace was roughly four years old in 1997 when Biggie was gunned down in Los Angeles, while Myriks was about 10 when Jam Master Jay lost his life to gun violence inside his Queens recording studio in 2002.
Myriks was the head designer of Drake's O.V.O. apparel line, and Wallace had her own Brooklyn clothing boutique. Although Wallace doesn't remember her notorious father, she said in a 2017 conversation with Hot 97, "That's the best thing about my mom and my stepmom Faith [Evans]…and all my dad's friends. They're all in my life, so I hear stories all the time.
"I do get the idea of who he was. I know that he was a funny person. He was jokey. I don't ever feel like someone can come up to me and [I'd] be like, 'I don't know how my dad was.' No, I get it. He was just a big bundle of joy, and everyone loved him, and everyone loved being around him."
Juicy Pizza is located at 615 N. La Brea Avenue in the Fairfax/Hollywood area and will operate solely during dinner hours. The menu is made around cheese and pepperoni pizza but includes additional Big Apple offerings such as oxtail, beef and broccoli, jerk chicken, and chopped cheese egg rolls.