MF DOOM Street-Naming Ceremony In Long Beach, New York Announced
The event takes place at 2 p.m. EST on Saturday (July 31) in the Hip Hop icon's hometown.
Long Beach, NY – The City Council of Long Beach, New York has announced an official street-naming ceremony for Daniel “MF DOOM” Dumile will take place at 2 p.m. EST on Saturday (July 31) in the Hip Hop icon’s hometown.
“KMD – MF DOOM Way” will run on East Hudson Street, between Long Beach Boulevard and Riverside Boulevard, where DOOM and his brother Dingilizwe “DJ Subroc” Dumile spent their formative years.
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According to a press release, the City Council of Long Beach approved the dedication on July 6 after a successful petition and presentation from MF DOOM’s longtime friend/KMD dancer Jason “J-Quest the Boogieman” Massey, who represented the KMD – MF DOOM Way Committee.
“The honoring of Daniel Dumile, the artist known as MF DOOM, is part of a tradition that must include the Hip Hop generation,” committee member and petition author Dr. Patrick Graham tells HipHopDX. “His Hip Hop lyricism represents some of the culture’s best linguistic metaphors, garnering intergenerational and interracial admiration.
“His life and art symbolize the resilience we need in our present context.”
Thought leader for the street dedication and DOOM’s friend Rashon “Dris” Butler says, “This is about giving flowers to a man who inspired me to believe in my talent and chase my dreams.
“He would talk life into me every time we crossed paths. While this brings some form of closure for me, it is only the beginning.”
During an interview with DX earlier this month, Graham — who attended Long Beach High School with MF DOOM (also known as Zev Love X from KMD) — was asked what the inimitable MetalFace would think of getting his own street.
“I think he would want to put a mask on the sign and hide still,” he said with a laugh. “I think he would eventually understand it is not just about him, but