In the summer of 2017, the Miami News ran an obituary column dedicated to some of Miami’s most notable and celebrated residents. The column included a photograph of Miami native and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Al Green who passed away in 2007.

The Miami News has been providing obituaries since 1892 and it’s always a pleasure to see the names of our city’s most notable residents come to life in an actual newspaper. Al Green was Miami’s “King” of the Miami Beach club scene and the Miami Beach music scene. He was also a Grammy Award winner and one of the first openly gay rappers to grace the music scene in Miami (his first single, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” was released in 1996).

Green was also the creator of the successful hip-hop group Bad Boyz and the first openly gay rapper to ever perform at the Grammys. He was also a producer and songwriter. His first single was called “I Love What I Do” which was released in 1996.

He died on January 17th, 2013 at the age of 35. Green was survived by his wife and a daughter.

Green performed at the Grammy Awards for the first time in June of 1994 but was unable to accept the award due to a heart condition. He was inducted into the Rhythm & Soul Hall of Fame in 2010.He was the first openly gay rapper to ever perform at the Grammys in June of 1994 and was inducted into the Rhythm & Soul Hall of Fame in 2010.

He died on January 17th, 2013 at the age of 35. Green was survived by his wife and a daughter.Green performed at the Grammy Awards for the first time in June of 1994 but was unable to accept the award due to a heart condition. He was inducted into the Rhythm amp Soul Hall of Fame in 2010.He was the first openly gay rapper to ever perform at the Grammys in June of 1994 and was inducted into the Rhythm amp Soul Hall of Fame in 2010.

Green was the only openly gay rapper to ever receive an Academy Award, the Grammy, and the MTV VMA’s (he was also a two time winner of the VMA’s).

For the first time in 2010, Green was inducted into the Rhythm amp Soul Hall of Fame. That same year, we were honored to be the recipients of an Academy Award from the Music Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In 2010, we were inducted into the Rhythm amp Soul Hall of Fame. That same year, we were honored to be the recipients of an Academy Award from the Music Academy of Arts and Sciences.

And it’s an honor to be the recipients of the Grammy. It’s a small thing, but it’s an honor that can actually change the way we think about music.

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