New York City officially named the streets of Park Hill, the Staten Island neighborhood some members of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan hail from, the Wu-Tang Clan District.
According to the Staten Island Advance, lawmakers in the city unveiled the name change during a ceremony on Saturday.
“This is a great day where we have an opportunity to honor our own hometown heros, the young men who put Staten Island on the map internationally,” New York City Councilwoman Debi Rose said Saturday, according to the paper.
“They overcame all types of challenges, to not only become rap artist and hip-hop artist but to inspire and challenge the music world,” she said.
According to the paper, a number of local lawmakers were in attendance at Saturday’s ceremony, in addition to Wu-Tang Clan members.
The rapper Raekwon The Chef also shared a video of the unveiling in a post on Facebook on Saturday afternoon. “Thank You Staten Island, New York,” he wrote.
By Aris Folley