Run DMC Way

RUN DMC Way

Hollis Avenue and 205th street just got some bragging rights. On Sunday, the home of P.S. 192 and my mom’s grocery store officially became Run DMC/JMJ Way. For anyone who knows me, I’m a walking PSA for Queens Village, so this is major! My slice of suburbia, the last stop on the F train and home of the best Jamaican beef patties, just honored Run DMC with the very first city street renamed in honor of a rap group, in the neighborhood where they grew up. Yes!

Queens is also the home of Salt N Pepa, LL Cool J, and most recently 50 Cent. At the renaming ceremony, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC was focused on inspiring the next crop of innovators: “Hip-hop is about us doing the best with what we have to make it better for all the people after us.” With underground artists like Gist the Essence, with a style that pays homage to the hip hop class that precedes him and a diverse message that builds on his experience growing up in Queens Village, that legacy will remain strong.

Queens, birthplace of champions!

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2 responses to “Run DMC Way

  1. That’s extremely dope.

    Brooklyn is still the county of Kings though, Ms. QV.

    🙂

  2. good lookin’ on this J! I have to send this to him

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