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Happy Birthday To Hip Hop Matriarch Queen Latifah!

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On this date 51 years ago, Hip-Hop’s first matriarch was born in Newark, New Jersey. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Born Dana Owens, Queen Latifah grew from an affluent and promising basketball player from Irvington, New Jersey into one of the most iconic figures in the world’s most transformative sub-culture known as Hip Hop. Whether […]

Happy Heavenly 49th Birthday To The Rap Bar-Barian Sean Price!

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On this day in 1972, the late legend Sean Price of the Boot Camp Clik was born.  His first appearance was on Smif-N-Wessun’s 1995 album Dah Shinnin’, and his next major appearance was in 1996 as part of the duo Heltah Skeltah, who released the album Nocturnal on Duck Down Records. They would release two more albums as […]

Happy 62nd Birthday to Flavor Flav!

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On this date in 1959, William Jonathan Drayton, better known to the world as Flavor Flav, was born in NYC. Flav is the former hypeman of the iconic, Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame Hip-Hop group Public Enemy. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Growing up on Freeport, Long Island is where A young Flavor developed […]

The Source Magazine Remembers Nate Dogg 10 Years Later

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Sending a 21 gun soldier salute Rest In Peace one of Hip Hop’s favorite crooners Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information There were many who tried, but nobody put R&B into Hip Hop the way it was supposed to sound better than the late, great Nate Dogg of the legendary Dogg Pound. The Source Magazine would […]

Happy 49th Birthday to Chicago Hip-Hop Icon Common!

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On this date in 1972, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., the rapper, actor, and poet also known as Common was born in Chicago, Illinois. The Grammy and Academy Award-winning artist is not only an icon of Windy City’s Hip Hop scene, but he has also helped to blaze a trail for Golden Era rappers into other […]

Happy 55th Birthday To Brand Nubian Founder Grand Puba!

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On this day in Hip-Hop history, Brand Nubian founder, Maxwell Dixon a.k.a. Grand Puba was born today in 1966. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Grand Puba made his debut with the group Masters of Ceremony. The group’s first album Dynamite was released in 1988 and had an amazing critical reception. However, due to the lack […]

Happy 50th Birthday To Wu Tang Clan’s Method Man!

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On this date in 1971, the Shaolin Island emcee who was virtually named after the term “John Blaze”, was born in Long Island, New York. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Admired for his unique voice and witty lyrics, Method Man is known for his one of a kind sound. The Long Island-born/Staten Island bred rapper […]

Happy 56th Birthday To Hip Hop Mogul Dr. Dre!

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Today we celebrate the birth of one of the most influential figures in Hip-Hop. Not only was this man the first rap billionaire, but he was also an instrumental part (literally and figuratively) in the creation of a new sub-genre of rap known as G-Funk. The living legend is described is none other than Dr. […]

Happy 39th Birthday To Chi-Town Vet Lupe Fiasco!

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Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known as Lupe Fiasco, was born today [February 16] in 1982 in Chicago, Illinois. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Growing up in the inner city of Chicago, Fiasco developed a love for Hip Hop after first disliking the genre for its misogyny and vulgarity. He began recording music at age 17 […]

Happy 45th Birthday To The Dipset General Cam’ron!

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On this date in 1976, rapper, actor and entrepreneur Cameron Giles, also known as Cam’ron, was born in New York City. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Following the break up of Harlem-based group Children Of The Corn, Cam’ron and childhood friend Mason Betha embarked on solo careers, with Cam releasing his debut solo album Confessions […]

Happy 56th Birthday To the Legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff!

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On this date in 1965, Jeffrey Townes, better known to Hip Hop and television fans as “Jazzy Jeff” was born in the City of Brother Love and has become one of the best to ever place their hands on a pair of Technics 1200s. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Originally known as the DJ for […]

Happy 56th Birthday To the Late, Great DJ Jam Master Jay!

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Born on this day in 1965, “the best DJ in the U.S. of A.”, Jason William Mizell, also known as Jam Master Jay was born. The man behind the wheels of steel for the pioneering Hip Hop duo Run-D.M.C. was one of the greatest influences to ever walk the streets of his Hollis, Queens neighborhood […]

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

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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. Visit streaming.thesource.com for […]

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

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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 55th Birthday Slick Rick! Five Favorite Storytime Rhymes From Rick The Ruler

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Born Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters on this date in 1965 in London, England, Slick Rick is undoubtedly the best storyteller in the history of Hip Hop. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information From stories about his hectic lifestyle just “six minutes” before stage time to his almost unbelievable sexcapades, Rick The Ruler set the bar for […]

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

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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 […]