Kid Capri among new inductees welcomed into Bronx Walk of Fame
New inductees were welcomed into the Bronx Walk of Fame for the 49th Annual Bronx Week in Concourse Village Saturday.
Their names will be remembered forever in the Bronx any time residents walk along East 161st Street and Grand Concourse.
The Bronx Walk of Fame was first created in 1997 to honor people with ties to the Bronx for their accomplishments and contributions.
The Walk has previously honored people like scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Grammy Award-winning singer Luther Vandross, #metoo founder and activist Tarana Burke, and rapper Fat Joe who made an appearance at this year's ceremony.
Last year, the Walk of Fame selections were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Three new names were added to list this year at the Walk of Fame induction ceremony held at the Bronx County building, including Salvatore Abbatiello, the founder and CEO of Fever Records, photographer Joe Conzo Jr. and Grammy Award-winning D.J. and producer, Kid Capri.
The names of the new inductees will be displayed on signs in front of the Bronx County building where they will stay on lamposts for the next year.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. told News 12 that he will be making a "special announcement" on Thursday in regards to the history of hip hop in the Bronx.
Anybody who knows someone with a connection to the Bronx who thinks should be inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame can nominate them to the Bronx borough president, the Bronx Tourism Council, or the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.