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EXCLUSIVE: Fabolous Says This Is How Biggie’s Influence Earned Him The Key To Brooklyn

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Fabolous has been a staple in the rap game since making his mark 20 years ago. And he was honored last week for his musical genius and philanthropic word. TheYBF.com was on the scene as he accepted the Icon Award and the Key to Brooklyn. Find out how Biggie influenced it all inside…

With 20 years under his belt, Fabolous is certainly a bonafide rap star, lyricist, trendsetter and philanthropist. So, it’s only right he be honored for all of the blood, sweat and tears he put into his craft and community over the years.

The Brooklyn native was honored with the Key to his beloved borough and the Icon Award at the Brooklyn Borough Hall last week, on the anniversary of Biggie's death, hosted by Sharon Carpenter. And TheYBF.com was on the scene to salute the legendary artist on his special day.

YBF NYC correspondent Unique Chapman caught up with the “Lituation” rapper before he received recognition.  He dished to us about how fellow Brooklynite Notorious B.I.G. helped paved the way for his illustrious career.

“Of course this is a great day for me to be honored on the same day that we also remember Biggie and remember what he brought to the game, he told TheYBF.com. “Hopefully, I’ll be able to continue to represent Brooklyn the same way he did.”

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The event hosted several celebrity guests, including rapper Wale (below), producer Ryan Leslie (below), Swizz Beatz and reality star Tahiry Jose.

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We chopped it up with Tahiry on the carpet where she expressed how happy she was to support an icon like Fab. Tahiry, who once dated the rapper back in the day, gushed about her long friendship with Fab (real name John David Jackson).

“When it comes to Fab, it’s personal to me because we go back to when he was rocking canary rocks, driving down my block and scooping me up in a Range Rover. I go back to his first album and I did one of the interludes. So we were like in our teens. And he was my first love. I had to be here. Congrats Fab, or like I like to call him, John.”

While their romantic relationship didn’t work out, they both continue to show love to one another.

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Take a listen to our chat with Loso below!


Photos: Sharisse Daley

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