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8 rappers with streets named after them in NYC

Pull up to KMD-MF DOOM Way.

words by: Kai Acevedo
Aug 9, 2021

MF DOOM has done it again! Shrouded in mystery, even in the afterlife, the enigmatic rap veteran became a legend as a result of his music and impact. DOOM, who would’ve been 50-years-old this year is now immortalized with his latest accomplishment. The rapper born Daniel Dumile will soon have a street named after him. Located in Long Beach, NY, where DOOM once resided, the New York block will be known as KMD-MF DOOM Way.


“Daniel Dumile, or MF DOOM, left an indelible mark on the music industry and on the lives of people across the globe,” said a Long Beach City official. “Long Beach is proud to bestow this honor in his memory and proud that he called our City home.”


DOOM isn’t the only rap artist to have a street renamed in his honor. Here’s a look at other icons of hip-hop who have changed the game with streets named after them.


Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC

Street Name: Run-DMC JMJ Way
Location: Hollis, Queens
Since: 2009


Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys

Park Name: Adam Yauch Park
Location: Brooklyn
Since: 2013


Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest

Street Name: Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor Way
Location: Brooklyn
Since: 2016


1520 Sedgwick Avenue

Street Name: Hip Hop Boulevard
Location: Long Beach, NY
Since: 2016


Scott La Rock

Street Name: Scott La Rock Boulevard
Location: The Bronx
Since: 2017


The Notorious B.I.G.

Street Name: Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace Way
Location: Brooklyn
Since: 2019


Wu-Tang Clan

Street Name: Wu-Tang Clan District
Location: Staten Island
Since: 2019


Big Pun

Street Name: Big Pun Plaza
Location: The Bronx
Since: 2021



Street Name: KMD-MF DOOM Way
Location: Long Beach, NY
Since: 2021


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