Fabolous has come a long way since he was a kid growing up in Bed-Stuy's Breevort Houses. The 39-year-old rapper was recently awarded the Key to Brooklyn during a ceremony held at the Grand Courtroom in Brooklyn's Borough Hall.

Fabolous received the key in front of an audience that included Wale, DJ Clue, Ryan Leslie, and Doug E. Fresh. He also received an Icon Ward from Icon Talks founders John Hartsfield and Sharon Carpenter. The night before, he was honored at an Icon Talks dinner, at which Swizz Beatz said a few 

The night before, Fab was honored at an Icon Talks dinner, at which Swizz Beatz said a few words.

“Congratulations to my brother Fab for being the secret weapon,” Swizz said. “I call him the secret weapon. He’s the secret weapon for fashion, the secret weapon for music, the secret weapon for creativity, he’s the secret weapon behind a lot of artists doing what they do today.”

“We gotta get this new album out," Swizz concluded. "No more mixtapes.”