Wyclef, Lil’ Kim On Board For Biggie Memorial

Wyclef Jean, Lil’ Kim, and Def Jam CEO Russell Simmons are the latest hip-hop and rap stars to sign on for the Second Annual B.I.G. Night Out, a celebrity gala in honor of the late Notorious B.I.G., scheduled for March 28 in New York City.

Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans have agreed to perform at the event, which is once again being organized by Voletta Wallace, Biggie’s mother, and MTV’s Ananda Lewis is set to co-host the affair (see “Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige Tapped For B.I.G. Night Out” ).

Funds from the event will be donated to the Christopher Wallace Foundation, named in honor of the late rapper, which provides educational assistance to children residing in Biggie’s old neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Last year’s inaugural B.I.G. Night Out raised over $250,000, with Sean “Puffy” Combs, Busta Rhymes, and Mase, among others, all coming out to pay tribute Smalls, who was killed in 1997 (see “Puffy, Faith, Busta, Mase Turn Out To Honor Biggie” ).

For more information about the Second Annual B.I.G. Night Out and the Christopher Wallace Foundation, contact (212) 714-3564.