Affectionately known as the “Clown Prince of Hip Hop,” Biz Markie lit up the room with not only his infectious smile but also his uplifting, typically humorous music. But the world grew a little dimmer when the Juice Crew OG lost his fight with Type II diabetes on July 16.
To honor his inimitable legacy, his hometown of Patchogue, Long Island is dedicating a street to the late Hip Hop legend.
Biz’s widow, Tara Davis, revealed the news via Instagram on Wednesday (September 15), writing, “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!”
The public event takes place on Saturday (September 25) at 2 p.m. ET behind the 6th District Court located at 150 West Main Street in the southwest parking lot.