Major Keys: Rappers Given Keys to the City

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It’s one thing to become a successful rapper in this congested industry, but to become an integral figure to your city, now that’s something to marvel at. A lot of artists salivate over money, cars, and women, while others gravitate towards things that can benefit their cities. A hand few of rappers have been able to carry their cities and become staples in their communities because of their “You first, me second” persona. In some cases, rappers went even deeper to help other places in need because of their altruistic nature. That’s why we’re here to celebrate rappers who can been given keys to the cities.

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Check Out Which Rappers Were Given Keys to the City


Drake was given the key to the city of his hometown Toronto by Norm Kelly during All-Star Weekend.

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick is enamored with his city of Compton. The mean streets raised him and prepped him to be a lion in the jungles of rap. Because of his contributions and accomplishments, he received the key to his beloved city.