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Busta Rhymes has an Island named after him on Google Maps.

March 12, 2018

 

Everyone nowadays is trying to be famous and show up online as one of the biggest entertainers of all time but Busta Rhymes has now set the trend for everybody. When you search on Google the rappers name you will notice that he now has a small Island named after him in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Wikipedia lists his estate as Busta Rhymes Island is the proposed name of an unnamed island in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. The island is named after the rapper Busta Rhymes and is located in Mill Pond in Shrewsbury and measures 40x40 feet. The proposal was made by Shrewsbury resident Kevin O'Brien who began frequenting and caring for the upkeep of the island.

 

O'Brien stated he wanted it to be called Busta Rhymes Island as it had "rope-swinging, blueberries, and . . . stuff Busta would enjoy." O'Brien has attempted to register the name with the United States Board on Geographic Names, however the name was refused as the rules require the person commemorated to have been dead for at least 5 years. O'Brien has since attempted to have the name adopted officially through a rule related to local usage of a name, and has named the Island on Google Maps. A petition has been created for the US Board on Geographic Names to formally recognize the name.The island and the campaign to officially name it Busta Rhymes Island was the central topic of an episode of 99% Invisible which explored the naming of places

 

 

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