New Jersey’s Union City renames a Street after hometown music hero

Union City honored one of its own success stories last week when it renamed a section of Bergenline Avenue for music producer and Subliminal Records label boss, Erick Morillo. The city honoured Morillo, who lived at 1406 Bergenline Ave. before pursuing a music career, by fittingly renaming a section of Bergenline Avenue “Erick Morillo Way.”

“It’s important to recognize those in the community who contribute to our home town,” Union City Mayor Brian Stack said today. “We can all be proud to call Erick a part of our community.”

Morillo is famous for his international work in the dance scene including the 1994 hit “I Like to Move It”. Since then Erick has worked alongside music superstars including P. Diddy, Sean Paul, Alexandra Burke and Busta Rhymes and is now considered a pioneering figure in the dance music scene. The street namehonoursthe tireless efforts and global allure of the DJ and producer who grew up and started his career in Union City. The sign was revealed in a special ceremony with Mr Morillo attending on the day – along with his proud mother.

As a token of his appreciation for the community that gave him his start, not to mention his own street, Morillo donated 100 Nook tablets to a local school.

“I’m really happy to accept this honour,” Morillo said. “This is about setting an example for the youth of tomorrow and letting them know that they can accomplish anything they set their mind to.”

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