Rapper/producer David Banner has been inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
He was honoured in his hometown of Jackson on Tuesday (18Jan11), when he was inducted as part of the class of 2011 alongside musicians Delaney Bramlett, Dardanelle Hadley and Webb Wilder, producer Benjamin Wright and author Gayle Dean Wardlaw.
They join an illustrious crop of stars in the Hall of Fame, including Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Sam Cooke and Conway Twitty.
And Banner couldn't be more proud to have his name go down in Mississippi history.
In a statement, he says, "For so long we travel around the world as artists trying to find our place in the scheme of things. There is nothing like being recognised at home... I am honoured and humbled to be in great musical company."
The Grammy-winning star began his career in 1998 as a member of hip-hop group Croooked Lettaz, and has since gone on to work with the likes of Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and T.I.