Madame Tussauds in D.C. is bridging the gap between Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.

Starting today, for the first time ever, the wax versions of the rival East Coast (Biggie) and West Coast (2Pac) rappers will be housed at the same museum -- so fans can take photos with them together.

The figures will be on display in D.C. for three months.

FYI -- 2Pac would have turned 39 today.