Nia Long is etched in Hip Hop culture, not only for her 20 year acting resume, but for her timeless beauty as well. She has been name dropped in a countless number of songs since the 1990s.

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But can you blame these rappers? Nia Long turned 49 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 her 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)