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.

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)