MF DOOM Will Be Honored With His Own Street Sign In New York


July 07, 2021

MF DOOM Will Be Honored With His Own Street Sign In New York

By ELIJAH C. WATSON

The legendary MF DOOM is getting his own street sign.

Earlier this year, a petition was launched in support of getting a street in Long Beach, New York named after the late MF DOOM. Well, now it’s happening.

In a report from HipHopDX, Dr. Patrick C. Graham, who not only crafted the petition but attended Long Beach High School with DOOM, confirmed that the legendary rapper will be getting his own street sign, although it might not be the “KMD-MF DOOM Way” one proposed in the petition.

“Right now, there’s discussion instead of just ‘KMD-MF DOOM WAY,’ there’s going to be some indication of his actual government name,” Graham told HipHopDX. “That’s all I knew him as was Dumile [laughs]. They were trying to do it before his birthday, but I feel we shouldn’t rush.”

Graham spoke further about the process behind getting the street sign approved, too.

“I had several community members contact me to see if I could get engaged with it,” Graham said. “I used to run the Martin Luther King Center there, so I still have a close connection to the community. I was born and raised there, went to high school with Dumile. So I said give me a minute and I’ll craft a letter to the City Council based on how I see it and then converted that letter into a petition. The group said they loved it and we moved forward.”

“I’m just happy this is happening because it’s not only a victory for Dumile’s legacy, but it’s also about showing that community our generation,” he added. “It is a way for people to see a symbol of our generation and our impact, particularly in a community that’s gentrifying pretty fast.”

The date for the street sign’s unveiling has yet to be scheduled. In related news, Your Old Droog recently released a new track featuring DOOM titled “Dropout Boogie.”

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