Fred the Godson was one of many first rappers to reveal being positive for COVID-19 within the early months of quarantine. Though he initially showed indicators of progression, he lost his battle to the virus, passing away on April 23.
“The factor that’s most special about Fred is that he desires to make you feel special,” Fat Joe said of Fred. “So, even though he's who he is, each time he sees you, he wants to place a smile on your face.” Jim Jones later took the mic to debate how the City of God emcee typically inspired him to get in the booth and make some music.
The foundation goals to make a distinction in the Bronx neighborhood with a concentrate on well being and wellness. Leaders within the hip-hop community like Bronx natives Fat Joe and Jim Jones, as well as Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. attended the road naming to point out their support. Friends and family braved the snow and rain Monday to see the nook of Leggett Avenue and Kelly Street be re-named in his honor.
Fred made his mark on the hip hop industry, collaborating with the likes of Busta Rhymes, Waka Flocka Flame and Cam’ron. His name will reside on by way of his family, his music and now, through the Bronx avenue. “I’m thrilled that Fred’s name and legacy are being acknowledged all around the world, specifically in the neighborhood he grew up in,” Sway said in the course of the street naming ceremony.