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ICYMI: Fabolous Gets Key to Brooklyn and a Street Named After Him

On a day that most took to recognize the iconic Notorious B.I.G., there was another relatively well-known rapper receiving his own Brooklyn honor.

Brooklyn’s own, Fabolous, was recognized on March 9 by the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams outside the Grand Courtroom in Brooklyn’s Borough Hall. Also in attendance at the event was Wale, Ryan Leslie, DJ Clue, Swizz Beats and Doug E. Fresh. wrote that Swizz Beats went on to say, “I call him the secret weapon. He’s the secret weapon for fashion, the secret weapon for music, the secret weapon for creativity, he’s the secret weapon behind a lot of artists doing what they do today.”

The rapper, born John David Jackson, has been a staple in the hip-hop scene since his 2001 debut album, Ghetto Fabolous. He used his Instagram to thank the city by saying “Thank You to the Brooklyn Borough President @bpericadams for presenting me with a Citation, the Key to Brooklyn, & honoring me by naming a street in Brooklyn after me later this year!”

There wasn’t a middle school dance in the country that didn’t feature a fire Fabolous playlist during the 2000’s. Let us raise a glass of punch to one of Brooklyn’s finest.


Tyler Miller is the type of writer that prefers the typewriter.