REPORTED BY: ZAYNAB
The city council has finally approved the dedication.
“I’m happy that NYC officials are finally giving the city’s indigenous ‘Hip Hop’ music the respect and recognition that it deserves,” said culture advocate LeRoy McCarthy to Gothamist. “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.”
St. James Place in Brooklyn, the street where a young Biggie Smalls grew up, will be labeled in his honor, becoming Christopher Wallace Way. Wu-Tang Clan District will be located in Staten Island, southeast of Vanderbilt Avenue and Targee Street.
Folk artist Woody Guthrie will also receive a similar honor in Coney Island. Mayor de Blasio still needs to sign off on the bill to make the whole deal 100% official.