Queen’s borough names street after JMJ.

jmj-collagevia Rap Industry

The corner of 205th Street and Hollis in Queens will be renamed “Run-D.M.C. JMJ Way” after Hip-Hop group Run DMC and the group’s legendary DJ, Jam Master Jay who was murdered in a Queens recording studio on October 30, 2002. All three members of the group hail from the Hollis neighborhood. Queens Democrat Councilman Leroy G. Comrie, representative of the area, supported the naming of the street, and even highlighted Darryl McDaniel’s (DMC) donation of memorabilia for the possible Hollis Hip-Hop Museum.

In a statement to the New York Times Comrie said, “It is my sincere hope that this street renaming, combined with the museum, will help to economically revitalize this particular neighborhood as a potential tourism attraction.” On April 4, 2009, Run DMC became just the second Hip-Hop group to be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, after Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five.

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