happy birthday

Happy Heavenly Birthday To Hip Hop’s Angel Aaliyah! (RIP)

Screen Shot 2021 01 16 at 9.40.26 AM

Today (January 16), the late beautiful songstress Aaliyah would have turned 40 years old. Although “Baby Girl’s” untimely death was during the peak of her music and acting career, Ms. Aaliyah Dana Haughton left an incredible mark on the lives of her family, loved ones and massive fan base across the world. Aaliyah once graced […]

Happy 53rd Birthday to Hip Hop Pioneer LL Cool J!

tumblr plava8Z4S81t1yehoo1 500

James Todd Smith, a.k.a. LL Cool J, nickname “Ladies Love Cool James”; born on Long Island, New York, January 14, 1968. LL Cool J signed to pioneer Hip Hop label Def Jam Records in 1984. His career took off with classic hits, included on albums like: Bigger and Deffer, Walking with a Panther, Mama Said […]

Happy 51st Birthday To Wu Tang Clan’s Raekwon The Chef!

Screen Shot 2021 01 12 at 7.40.27 AM

On this date in 1970, Wu Tang Clan swordsman and lyrical legend Raekwon The Chef was born in Staten Island, New York. The Staten Island based emcee is one of the Wu’s most celebrated artists, with his Only Built 4 Cuban Linx projects reaching cult like following proprtions. Along with his Wu bloodkin, Rae has […]

Happy 69th Birthday to ‘Wild Style’ Director Charlie Ahearn!

Screen Shot 2021 01 02 at 5.26.13 PM

On this day in 1951, film director and creative cultural artist Charlie Ahearn was born in Binghamton, New York. Ahearn is best known for his Hip Hop cult classic flick Wild Style, which has become a cultural standard to represent Hip Hop’s origins in the South Bronx. With the help of Fred Braithwaite aka Fab 5 Freddy […]

Happy 62nd Birthday To Hip Hop Founding Father Grandmaster Flash!

Screen Shot 2021 01 01 at 10.21.48 AM

On this date in 1958, a man who will forever reform the stance of the turntable was born; Joseph Saddler best known as Grandmaster Flash. Amidst the infancy of hip-hop culture, Grandmaster Flash dominated the disc jockey scene of the North Bronx as he once was the DJ for big-time house rockers Kurtis Blow and […]

Happy Birthday To Dirty South Legend Pimp C!(RIP)

Screen Shot 2020 12 29 at 6.00.42 AM

Born Chad Lamont Butler on this day in 1973 in Port Arthur, Texas, Pimp C emerged into the Hip Hop scene with his partner Bun B to make the Underground Kingz (UGK) one of the greatest rap groups to come out of the Dirty South and undoubtedly the best rap duo from Texas. In his […]

Happy 60th Birthday To Miami Hip Hop Pioneer Uncle Luke!

tumblr pk48nykYQY1t1yehoo1 500

On this date in 1960, record exec, rapper, producer and pioneer Luther Campbell aka Uncle Luke was born in Miami, Florida. Luke has morphed into one of the trailblazers of today’s strip club-based Hip Hop that is seen from southern artists such as Future, Kodak Black and even Megan Thee Stallion. As the one time […]

Happy 52nd Birthday to Graffiti Living Legend COPE2 KD!

Screen Shot 2020 12 20 at 9.44.57 AM

One of the most infamous graffiti artists of the 20th century is celebrating his 52nd born day today and he goes by the name of COPE2, founder of the world-famous KINGS DESTROY crew. Born Fernando Carlo on this date in 1968 in the Bronx, New York, COPE2 began his illustrious graff career in 1985, during […]

Happy 50th Birthday DMX! Top 10 Anthems From “The Dog”

DMX is Reportedly Set to Join Cast of 'Chronicles of a Serial Killer'

It’s only one Dark Man Unknown and today is his birthday! Born Earl Simmons on this day in “Money Earnin’” Mount Vernon in 1970, DMX has become one of the largest names in Hip Hop as well as entertainment, becoming a sought after actor on the silver screen, too.In honor of X’s born day, The […]

Happy 48th Birthday Eminem! Top 10 Marshall Mathers Tracks

Officer Testifies Home Invader Told Eminem He Was There to Kill Him

On this date in 1972, Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born in St. Joseph, Missouri and morphed into one of the greatest emcees of all time better known to the world as Eminem. In celebration of his 48th birthday, we have gathered a list of Eminem’s best songs to play at your next party. We […]

Happy 50th Birthday to Hip Hop Matriarch MC Lyte!

Screen Shot 2020 10 11 at 8.45.52 AM

Born on this day in 1970, Lana Michelle Moorer has been a pillar of feminism and respect for women in Hip Hop since her 1986 debut. After her first single, “I Cram to Understand U” sent shock waves through the growing New York Hip Hop scene, Lyte was awarded a record deal from First Priority […]

Happy Birthday to Production Pioneer Marley Marl!

Screen Shot 2020 09 29 at 8.43.33 AM

Born Marlon Williamson this date in 1962 in NYC, the DJ, producer, and record label owner known as Marley Marl is a trailblazer of Hip Hop’s ever-evolving sound, being one of the first to use sampling as a means to gather elements for a song. Starting with his days as the DJ for WBLS’ Mr. […]

Happy 40th Birthday to the “King Of The South” T.I.!

t

Happy born day to Mr.Clifford Harris Jr. aka T.I.! Throughout the years, T.I. has become one of the most relevant forces in hip-hop. Besides his music career, T.I. is an actor, spokesperson for the AKOO clothing, and the leader of Hustle Gang, which includes Iggy Azealia, B.O.B, Young Dro, and more. Today, we celebrate Tip’s […]

MENU