A petition has been launched in a bid to rename a avenue in Lengthy Seaside, New York after the late MF DOOM.
The rapper handed away in October, although his loss of life was solely confirmed two months later. He was 49.
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The ‘KMD-MF DOOM Approach Committee’ has began a petition to rename the block between Riverside Boulevard and Lengthy Seaside Street on East Hudson Avenue in Lengthy Seaside after DOOM, who grew up within the metropolis.
“Hip-hop leaders credit score Mr. Dumile [DOOM’s real name was Daniel Dumile] as probably the most prolific rap artists of all time. His life served for instance of inclusive group constructing and development via particular person battle. Lengthy Seaside profoundly influenced his adolescence,” an outline accompanying the petition reads.
On December thirty first 2020, the world realized of the passing of Daniel Dumile, higher identified to thousands and thousands across the globe as…
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“Folks of assorted backgrounds and cultures worldwide recognise him as one of many best, if not the best, underground hip-hop artist of all time. Mr. Dumile’s means to unite folks throughout cultures began as a youth in Lengthy Seaside.
“Lengthy Seaside must be pleased with its native son and honour him and his legacy on a avenue signal. Simply as necessary, town ought to embrace the unity Mr. Dumile represents for generations to return.”
The DOOM petition has attracted over 500 signatures to date, with an preliminary goal of 1000 set. You’ll find the petition right here.
Earlier this month, the video for DOOM and Madlib‘s 2004 Madvillain music ‘All Caps’ was formally launched in HD format for the very first time.
The observe initially featured on the pair’s traditional collaborative album ‘Madvillainy’, which was launched beneath the duo’s Madvillain identify in March 2004.