New York Votes To Rename Streets After Notorious B.I.G., Wu-Tang Clan

The re-named streets would be in each artists' respective borough.
Posted at 11:04 AM, Dec 29, 2018

New York City Council voted unanimously last week to honor two of New York's most revered hip-hop acts by renaming streets after them.

"Brooklyn's finest," the late Notorious B.I.G., and the Staten Island crew that "form like Voltron," the Wu-Tang Clan, will each have a street named after them in their respective home boroughs.

The same Brooklyn block that the Notorious B.I.G. grew up on will be renamed "Christopher Wallace Way," after his real name. Meanwhile, the nine-man group "straight from the slums of Shaolin" will have part of an intersection and a street in Staten Island renamed appropriately as the "Wu-Tang Clan District."

Despite the Council's overwhelming support, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will still need to approve the name-changes before they become official.

This isn't the first time New York has shown love to some of it's most renowned hip-hop acts by naming streets after them. In 2009, a street in Queens was renamed after the pioneering hip-hop trio Run DMC. And in 2016, another street in Queens was co-named after the "Five-Foot Assassin" of A Tribe Called Quest, the late Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor.