Hip-Hop star Fat Joe will be inducted to the Bronx Walk of Fame as one of the 2012 inductees.
The Bronx Tourism Council announced that Fat Joe will join a number of other Bronx legends, who have been honored for their representation of the borough around the world.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz will preside over the induction ceremonies during the “Bronx Ball,” which will celebrate each of the 2012 inductees.
“I am extremely thrilled and grateful to be inducted in this year’s Bronx Walk of Fame,” Fat Joe told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “Bronx is vibrant, colorful, 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 honored.”
According to Diaz, Fat Joe, who launched his career in 1993 as a member of the legendary Diggin’ In the Crates collective, has been a model citizen.
“He has been an outstanding citizen and a role model to countless Bronxties,” Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. added. “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.”
“The Bronx Ball” will take place on May 19 on Orchard Beach in Bronx.