Late rapper Fred The Godson has been honored with a street named after him in The Bronx, where he grew up at.
Fans gathered on Monday to witness the unveiling of Frederick “Fred the Godson” Thomas Way, which rests on the corner of Leggett Avenue and Kelly Street in The Bronx, which was Fred’s home borough.
Jim Jones, Sway Calloway, and Fat Joe were among the attendees of the ceremony to honor the staple in New York rap. Joe spoke highly of his “brother” during the event, whom he said possessed the capabilities of making everyone feel special.
“Every time he sees you, he wants to put a smile on your face. Fred was my friend. Really my brother, really my friend,” Joe said before adding, “If I was in New York and had nothing to do, I would call Fred, and we would go down to Heatmakerz studio, and we would just talk for hours.”
Fred The Godson fell victim to COVID-19 during the early months of the pandemic and lockdown measures in the United States. In early April, he confirmed that he was battling the virus. Sadly, he passed away on April 23rd at age 35. He is survived by his wife, LeeAnn Jemmott, and their two daughters.