Many rappers have been honored this year by New York City.

In May, during the grand opening of his coffee shop in Staten Island, legendary Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah was honored by New York City Mayor Eric Adams and given his own day.

Also in May, Bronx legend Remy Ma was honored on the Bronx Walk of Fame with a street sign named after her.

Fellow Harlem rap legend Big L was also honored with a street name nearly 20 years after he was murdered far too young. His street will be called “Lamont ‘Big L’ Coleman Way” and it will be located on 140th and Lenox Avenue.


Black Rob rose to prominence in the late 90s thanks to his association with Bad Boy Records, arguably the most popular rap label at the time. He appeared on tracks with a variety of musical acts including 112, Total, Faith Evans and Mase.

His debut album, Life Story, was released in September 1999 and was eventually certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His biggest song to date, “Whoa!” was also on his debut album and became a New York City anthem.