New Orleans native Juvenile is clearly revered in the Crescent City. He made a career with Cash Money Records and put the city on the map in a time where Hip Hop was branching out into other regions. For his contributions, the city of New Orleans is celebrating Juvenile in a big way.
On Tuesday (April 13), New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell invited Juvenile to City Hall and presented the key to the city to him. As a gift, Juvenile gave the mayor one of the industrial lamps from his Made By Juvie luxury furniture brand.
“In recognition of his contributions to the music industry and being known as one of the pioneers of Hip Hop music in the South,” read the plaque Juvie received with the key on it. “Known as a creative genius and homegrown talent that has made him a hip-hop legend and known worldwide.”
Juvenile took to his Instagram to share a photo of the plaque and thank mayor Cantrell for the recognition.
“Thank you to @mayorcantrell and New Orleans city for presenting me with the Key to my city I am truly honored,” he wrote in the caption.
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The New Orleans rapper has started his own high-end furniture company, Made By Juvie, during the pandemic. The luxury brand focuses on custom lighting, tables, chairs and more items designed by the NOLA legend for any home, office or studio.
The majority of the materials Juvie uses to create the different items include “metals, wood, electricity and paint” according to the Made By Juvie website.
Lamps go from $199 to $5,200 while liquor dispensers run from $179 to $799 depending on the wall mounts or bar/table dispensers and the Transformer table listed on the site goes for a whopping $3,000.