“Long Beach should be proud of its original son and honor him and his legacy on a road”
A petition has been launched in a bid to rename a street in Long Beach, New York after the late MF DOOM.
The rapper died in October, though his death was confirmed only two months later. He Was 49.
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The ‘KMD-MF DOOM Way Committee’ has launched a petition to rename the block between Riverside Boulevard and Long Beach Road on East Hudson Street in Long Beach after the city-raised DoOM.
“Hip-Hop Leaders Give Credit to Mr. Dumile [DOOM’s real name was Daniel Dumile] As one of the most prolific rap artists of all time. His life serves as an example of inclusive community building and development through personal struggle. The long beach deeply affected his teenage years, ”reads a description accompanying the petition.
On 31 December 2020, the world came to know about the demise of Daniel Dumile, known to millions worldwide …
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“People from different backgrounds and cultures around the world recognize him as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, underground hip-hop artists of all time. Mr. Dumille’s ability to unify people across cultures began as a youth in Long Beach.
“Long Beach should be proud of its original son and honor him and his legacy on a road sign. Just as important, the city should become a symbol of unity Mr. Dumile represents for generations to come. “
With an initial target of 1000 sets, the DOOM petition has attracted more than 500 signatures so far. You can find the petition here.
Earlier this month, the video for the song ‘All Caps’ from Dom and Madlib’s 2004 Madvillin was officially released in HD format for the first time.
The track was originally featured on the pair’s classic collaborative album ‘Madvilany’, released in March 2004 under the duo’s Madvillain name.