After MF DOOM quietly passed away on Halloween of last year, a petition is being pushed to name a New York Street MF DOOM.
MF DOOM quietly passed away on Halloween of last year. However, his wife did not officially announce his death until December 31st. His death came as a shock wave to fans and friends of the influential British-American artist. Since then, a petition is being pushed to name a New York Street after the iconic rapper.
Additionally, the KMD-MF DOOM Way Committee has requested that Long Beach City Council rename a block in Long Beach after the late rapper. The block the committee aims to change is between Riverside Boulevard and Long Beach Road on East Hudson Street. This may be because MF DOOM, whose real name is Daniel Dumile, grew up in the city.
In the petition is a written statement that says:
“Mr. Dumile represents the ability to grow through tragedy and unite people around common themes,” Dr. Graham said. “We need more individuals like him during this time of political and social divisions. Mr. Dumile still inspires many young people to view the potential of everyday life. Long Beach should be proud of its native son and honor him and his legacy on a street sign. Just as important, the city should embrace the unity Mr. Dumile represents for generations to come.”
Continuing on, the petition asks the public to sign in” support of KMD-MF Doom Way.” Dr. Grahm goes on to clarify that “as a native son of Long Beach, a professor, and a public and social sector leader,” he knows “the importance of symbols.”
The cause of the influential rapper’s death is still unknown. His family has remained pretty private about his passing since. At the time of his death, he was said to be “85 percent done” working on the follow-up to his 2004 project with Madlib Madvillainy.
The petition has since reached over 800 signatures and you can sign it here.