Keys to the City: Rappers Honored by Local Governments

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  • Flo-Rida, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, Gorilla Zoe
  • Big Sean
  • Mac Miller
  • David Banner
  • Diddy
  • Master P
  • Dr. Dre
  • 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 reps for his state, and on Tuesday (June 3) was presented with the key to the City of Miami Gardens, Fla., also known as Carol City, where Rick Ross is also from. The club-rocking rapper was rewarded for his community endeavors through his Big Dreams for Kids Charity and work with the Florida Youth Football League.

On Wednesday, he was the celebrity principal for the day at Miami Edison Middle School to celebrate its victory in the Get Schooled Diplomas Now Attendance Challenge. Fellow Floridian Ace Hood and Atlanta rapper Gorilla Zoe were also in the building to salute the youngsters.

Congratulations to Flo-Rida. Read on for more rappers who’ve received praise and honors from local governments. — Michael Harris (IceBlueVA) 

(Photo: Sergi Alexander/Getty Images for Get Schooled)

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