Keys to the City: Rappers Honored by Local Governments

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  • Lil Kim
  • Queen latifah
  • Afrika Bambaataa, Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow
  • Bun B
  • Pitbull
  • Eminem
  • J. Cole
  • Beastie Boys
  • Swizz Beatz
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Mistah F.A.B.
  • Rick Ross
  • Slim Thug
  • Flo-Rida, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, Gorilla Zoe
  • Big Sean
  • Mac Miller
  • David Banner
  • Diddy
  • Master P
  • Dr. Dre

Melle Mel, Afrika Bambaataa and Kurtis Blow

Melle Mel, Afrika Bambaataa and Kurtis Blow, three of hip hop's forefathers and greatest influencers, have been acknowledged over the years for their contributions to the culture and society-at-large, but on March 12 they received official proclamations from the New York City Council, alongside a posthumous one given in recognition of the late DJ Pete

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