Nia Long is a timeless Hip Hop muse. She is consistently name dropped in songs since the 1990s. But can you blame these rappers? The actress turned 47 today and she looks just as good as she did in her film debut in Boyz n the Hood. 

In 1993, A Tribe Called Quest’s late, great Phife Dawg said, “Trini-born black like Nia Long’s grandmother, on “Steve Biko (Stir It Up)”. Even Dave East had “Dreams of F**king Nia Long” in 2013. In honor of Nia’s birthday today, here’s a list of 15 Hip Hop songs that the Hollywood beauty is mentioned in:

      1. J. Cole – No Role Modelz

      1. Juicy J – Bandz A Make Her Dance

      1. Lil’ Wayne – Novacane

      1. Kanye West – Touch The Sky

      1. Dave East – Dreams of F*****g Nia Long

      1. Ghostface – The Hilton

      1. Papoose – Control

      1. Nas – Oochie Wally

      1. Chingy – Dem Jeans

      1. Webbie – Like That

      1. JAY-Z – Girls, Girls, Girls

      1. Meek Mill – I’m Leanin’

      1. A$AP Ferg — Nia Long

      1. Missy Elliot — Work It

        1. A Tribe Called Quest — Steve Biko (Stir It Up)