Phife Dawg Street Naming Ceremony to Be Held in Queens Next Month
According to various sources, a new street sign bearing the late rapper's name will hang above Linden Boulevard and 192nd street, a place he often shouted out in his rhymes. There's also a mural of Phife Diggy at the same location that was painted over the summer by artist Vincent Ballentine.
In a statement, the rap legend's wife, Deisha Head Taylor, said her husband would have been thrilled to have a section of of his neighborhood named after him.
"The thought of having Linden Boulevard at 192 renamed to Malik 'Phife Dawg' Taylor is indescribably," she said in a statement. "This is a perfect representation of who Malik was and what Queens meant to him. Whenever he mentioned Queens, Linden Boulevard at 192, [it] was a focal point of reference, so I am certain he would be pleased with having it renamed in his honor."
Phife Dawg passed away back in March of this year at the age of 45 due to complications with diabetes, an illness he's openly discussed in his music and in interviews.
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