The Notorious B.I.G & The Wu-Tang Clan Get NYC Streets Named After Them [PHOTO]

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Put respect on their names!

Hip hop legends Biggie and the Wu-Tang Clan are getting their own street names! Considering the legacy they’ve left in hip hop, this is WELL OVERDUE!

Biggie’s street, named Christopher Wallace Way, will be in Brooklyn of course. The Wu-Tang Clan District will be in Staten Island.

There’s just one more step in making this complete. Mayor Bill de Blasio has to sign off on it. Allowing hip hop to be stapled into the culture with a street name is a major accomplishment.

Loyal and longtime NYC resident LeRoy McCarthy is responsible for trying to get legends in hip hop their own street names. Reported on NPR, “he also led the naming of Sylvia Robinson Place in New Jersey, which is dedicated to the founder of Sugar Hill Records, as well as Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor Way in New York, which recognizes the late member of a Tribe Called Quest.” 

This is a MAJOR move! Will you be visting the street names?

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Fyi: Along with honoring Biggie with a street co-name in Brooklyn “Christopher Wallace Way” in Brooklyn. Via @heterodoxxinc outreach, the application for “Wu-Tang Clan District” was submitted on Friday by the office of @cmdebirose office. Regarding the @wutangclan, we were told that because many members of the group are alive it might be difficult for the application to get passed, however #WuTang is an organization and one of the three founding members #ODB died which makes the street co-name eligible in NYC Council, just like RUN DMC JMJ Way which is in Queens. Hopefully the @nyccouncil will honor Hip Hop though these initiatives. #HipHopDontStop #HipHopRecognition

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