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Happy 53rd Birthday to Erykah Badu!


Born on this date in 1971 in Dallas, Texas as Erica Abi Wright, soul singing icon Erykah Badu has morphed into one of the most dynamic and impactful entertainers of the past two decades. Ms. Badu’s debut album Baduizm became a euphemism for a woman’s ability to control her man with her sexuality besides the […]

Happy 54th Birthday To DITC Founder Lord Finesse!

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Being an advocate for true school Hip Hop, there is no way I can let this day end without showing respect to the legendary Lord Finesse on his 54th birthday. The DITC founder was born on this day in 1970, right as a wave of a culture representing new music and lifestyles was spawning, now […]

Happy 49th Birthday To Outkast’s Big Boi!

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On this day in 1975, Andre Antwon Patton, best known as Big Boi, one-half of the legendary ATL duo Outkast, was born. Patton has morphed into one of this generation’s biggest rappers/actors. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information With four Outkast albums and four solo full-length releases of his own, Big Boi is recognized as one […]

Happy 59th Birthday To The Legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff!


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 ever to place their hands on a pair of Technics 1200s. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Originally known as the DJ for […]

Happy 53rd Birthday To The Roots’ Questlove!


Happy Born day to Ahmir Khalib Thompson better known as ?uestlove a.k.a Questlove! Born in 1971, he turns a half-century today. The OG is originally known as the drummer for the legendary hip hop band The Roots, but he has many other roles. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information On February 17, 2014, he became a part of […]

Happy 54th Birthday To West Coast Legend DJ Quik!

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On this day in Hip-Hop history, legendary west coast DJ, rapper, and producer DJ Quik was born in 1970. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information David Marvin Blake, a.k.a. DJ Quik, was born in Pomona, California, and shortly after relocated to Compton, California. His love for music began at a very young age, and by age 12, he […]

Happy Birthday To The Late, Great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Born January 15, 1929, Civil Rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would’ve turned 91 Years old today; as we celebrate the day of his birth almost 47 years after he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Martin Luther King, Sr. and […]

Happy 54th Birthday To Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon The Chef!


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 Wu’s most celebrated artists, with his Only Built 4 Cuban Linx projects reaching cult-like following proportions. With his Wu blood kin, Rae has appeared on every WTC […]

Happy Heavenly Birthday To The Legendary MF DOOM!


In 1971, rapper Daniel Dumile, also known as MF DOOM (Metal Face Doom), was born to his Trinidadian mother and Zimbabwean father in London, England. His family relocated to New York when Dumile was a teenager, where he developed a love for the Hip-Hop culture. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information In 1988, Dumile, under the […]

Happy 50th Birthday To UGK’s Pimp C (RIP)!


Houston Hip Hop legend Pimp would’ve turned 50 years old today Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information 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 […]

Happy Birthday To Miami Hip Hop Pioneer Uncle Luke!

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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. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more […]

Happy 55th Birthday To Graffiti Living Legend COPE2 KD!

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One of the most infamous graffiti artists of the 20th century is celebrating his 55th born day today, and he goes by the name of COPE2, founder of the world-famous KINGS DESTROY crew. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Born Fernando Carlo on this date in 1968 in the Bronx, New York, COPE2 began his illustrious […]

Happy Born Day To Late Graff Legend KASE 2 “The King Of Style”


On this date in 1958, internationally renowned graffiti legend Jeff Brown, better known as KASE 2(or CASE 2) was born in Harlem, New York. KASE 2 is one of the pioneers of the art form known as graffiti that was birthed and popularized in the streets of the South Bronx. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information […]

Happy 49th Birthday To “The Ghost” Styles P!

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NY crime rhyme vet David Styles, better known to the Hip Hop world as Styles P, turns 49 years young today. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The L.O.X.(Living Off Experience) co-founder along with Sheek Louch and Jadakiss began their careers with platinum honors, appearing on Puff’s No Way Out album and selling a million copies […]

Happy Birthday To Hip Hop Pioneer Kool DJ Red Alert!

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On this date in 1956, one of Hip Hop’s original gatekeepers, Fred Crute aka Kool DJ Red Alert, was born on the Caribbean island of Antigua. Red Alert, a Hampton University alumnus, has become one of the least celebrated trailblazers of Hip Hop’s in its 50th year celebration. In the immortal words of Just-Ice in […]

Happy Birthday To ATCQ’s Phife Dawg (RIP)! Top 5 Phife Verses

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On this day in 1970, the second lyrical half of A Tribe Called Quest, Phife Dawg was born. Born Malik Isaac Taylor in Queens, New York, Phife was one-fourth of one of the most influential groups in Hip-Hop culture; A Tribe Called Quest. It’s been almost four years since Phife lost his battle with diabetes, […]

Happy Heavenly Birthday To TS(Terror Squad) Lieutenant Big Pun!

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Born on this day in 1971 in Bronx, NY, Terror Squad lieutenant Christopher ‘Big Pun” Rios grew from an exceptional emcee that stood side to side by Fat Joe during his Jealous One’s Still Envy heyday to morphing into one of the game’s greatest lyricists of all time. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Big Punisher […]

Happy Heavenly 48th Birthday To Mobb Deep’s Prodigy


The Mind Squad would like to send a supreme posthumous born day salute to Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, the lyrical half of the “Infamous” Mobb Deep. In 2017, the Hip-Hop community lost Prodigy in what is recognized as a freak hospital accident, with reports stating that P passed after choking on an egg while hospitalized for […]