Busta Rhymes Island Information (Geography)
|Etymology||Named after Busta Rhymes|
BUSTA RHYMES ISLAND Latitude and Longitude:
|Adjacent bodies of water||Mill Pond, Shrewsbury|
|Area||149 m2 (1,600 sq ft)|
|Length||12 m (39 ft)|
|Width||12 m (39 ft)|
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 40 by 40 feet (12 m × 12 m).  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 recognise the name. 
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