In its last meeting of the year, the New York City Council voted 48-0 to honor three legendary artists with street signs in their home boroughs. The chosen icons consisted of Notorious B.I.G., The Wu-Tang Clan and Woody Guthrie.
Biggie will be saluted with Christopher Wallace Way in Brooklyn; The Wu-Tang Clan will receive it’s honor in Staten Island with the Wu-Tang Clan District; and the American folk singer’s Woody Guthrie Way will be located in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn.
“I’m happy that NYC officials are finally giving the city’s indigenous ‘Hip Hop’ music the respect and recognition that it deserves,” one local said. “It took a long time and lots of hard-work to advance the Christopher Wallace Way & Wu-Tang Clan District street co-naming, but ya know what, Hip Hop Don’t Stop.”
These three streets are only a few of the 164 that were proposed in NYC over the course of 2018, but are some of the most important for the city’s musical history.
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S/O to the @wutangclan members that I got to connect with tonight @realghostfacekillah @ugod_zilla @methodmanofficial (not pictured) plus #Power, and share the developments of the #Wutangclandistrict in #Statenisland street co-naming efforts. Now that #ChristopherWallaceWay is advancing, hopefully #Wutangclan will get a street named too, more to come from #heterodoxxinc. S/O to the good people of #Shaolin, @cmdebirose, and @jimmykimmellive #kimmelinbrooklyn. #HipHopDontStop