Rapper Remy Ma is all the way up(town). The emcee and TV star first burst onto the scene in the mid-2000s as she represented her home borough of the Bronx with pride. Now, Remy Ma’s legacy will forever be a part of the Bronx streets, thanks to a brand-new street sign in her honor.
Remy Ma rose to fame in the Bronx
Remy Ma first started rapping in the early 2000s under the mentorship of rap legend Big Pun. After Big Pun’s death in 2000, fellow Bronx rapper Fat Joe signed Remy to his label, where she became a member of hip-hop group Terror Squad. They released their second and final album, True Story, in 2004; the single “Lean Back” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2004 and put Remy on the map, eventually earning her her first Grammy Award nomination.
Remy released her debut album There’s Something About Remy: Based on a True Story, which included the singles “Whuteva”, “Conceited” and “Feels So Good.” In 2007, Remy was arrested for allegedly shooting a woman at a Manhattan nightclub, leading her to put her music career officially on hold as she served her time.
While behind bars, Remy released the mixtapes The BX Files, Shesus Khryst, and Blasremy. She was released in 2014. The following year, she and her husband, fellow rapper Papoose, began starring in Love & Hip Hop: New York alongside other well-known industry figures, including Joe Budden, Safaree Samuels, and an up-and-coming rapper also from the Bronx named Cardi B.
Remy Ma got her own street sign in the Bronx
In May 2022, Remy was honored in her home borough with a street sign on the Bronx Walk of Fame, which has honored dozens of stars from the borough over the years. Past inductees include Regis Philbin, Luther Vandross, and hip-hop pioneers Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
Remy wrote about the touching ceremony on Instagram.
“Today I was given my own street sign in The Bronx!” the rapper said. “I’ve come so far from the girl that used to take the 6 train and ride the Bx22 bus. I’ve had to go to court across the street from where that sign is, I’ve lived in a shelter down the block from where that sign is, I’ve went to high school a few lights up from where that sign is. I debuted one of the biggest songs of my career is the stadium behind where that sign is.”
“I appreciate and am so thankful for where I am, I wouldn’t change a thing about where I’ve come from, and I’m excited to see where I’m going,” she added. She was joined at the ceremony by her longtime friend, Fat Joe.
Remy Ma’s career today
Remy is a beloved hip-hop icon in the Bronx and beyond, and she continues to enjoy her success two decades after she got her start in music.
Remy and Papoose currently star on Love & Hip Hop: New York. Remy has been working on her sophomore album Reminisce in recent years.