Rapper Fat Joe is to be inducted into his hometown hall of fame in New York next month (May12).
The Lean Back hitmaker will be honoured for his musical achievements by members of the Bronx Tourism Council during a gala on 19 May (12).
Borough president Ruben Diaz, Jr. tells AllHipHop.com, "He has been an outstanding citizen and a role model to countless Bronxites. He has positively represented the Bronx and, throughout his music career, has helped keep the Bronx on the 'musical map,' becoming one of our very own home-grown success stories."
Fat Joe, born Joseph Antonio Cartagena, insists he's extremely honoured to be recognised by his local peers: "I am extremely thrilled and grateful to be inducted in this year's Bronx Walk of Fame.
"The Bronx is vibrant, colourful, and filled with rich history and through the years it has been the inspiration that has helped me grow as an artist. Thank you to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., for allowing me to be among such an illustrious group of fellow Bronxites that are being honoured."