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Biz Markie Receives Street Name In Hometown

By Kiani Belgrave

The late great Biz Markie will be getting his own street named after him in his hometown of Patchogue, Long Island. The hip-hop legend’a widow took to her Instagram account to announce the news.

“HONORARY STREET NAMING DEDICATION! In honor of the contributions Biz has achieved as an actor, beatboxed, DJ and philanthropist, his hometown of Patchogue Long Island will honor him with the renaming of South Street to Biz Markie Way,” Davis wrote to her Instagram followers and Biz Markie supporters.

“Thank you. [Tracey Todd] for spearheading this project, Patchogue Village Mayor, Paul Pontieri and The Greater Patchogue Foundation.”

The street renaming event will be held at a staging area behind the 6th District Court on Saturday, Sept. 25.

Biz Markie passed on July 16, 2021 after complications with type 2 diabetes. The DJ, emcee, and beatboxing pioneer will be immortalized by his timeless music and endless contributions he’s given to the culture. RIP Biz Markie.