MF DOOM sadly left us on Halloween 2020. As last year many of us struggled through the tumultuous times of the pandemic and darkening moments of the start of the new decade, the announcement of DOOM’s passing took the hip-hop culture by deafening surprise.
Although DOOM’s wife took to his social media accounts to share the news of his passing two months after his untimely death, on December 31st, 2020, fans have already come together to make sure his influential legacy continues to be remembered forever. A change.org petition has been launched in efforts to get a New York street named after the British-American artist. Put into motion by Dr. Patrick Graham, the ‘KMD-MF DOOM Way Committee’ has requested that the city in which DOOM grew up, the block between Riverside Boulevard and Long Beach Road on East Hudson Street in Long Beach, be renamed after the late rapper.
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The petition has already garnered over 4,200 signatures and Dr. Graham spoke on Danile Dumile, aka DOOM’s life, stating, “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.”
You can find the petition here.
RIP to the great DOOM and continue prayers to his family and friends.