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Happy 54th Birthday To West Coast Legend The D.O.C.!

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On this day in Hip Hop history, Dallas-bred West Coast rapper The D.O.C. was born.Known for his work with N.W.A. and as a huge influence to the G-Funk era as a writer for a number of artists, The D.O.C. is one of the West Coast’s unsung heroes. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Before embarking on a […]

Happy Birthday To Wu Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killaaaaaahhh!!!

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On this day in 1970, rapper/actor Dennis Coles aka Ghostface Killah was born. The chamber of eccentricity comes almost exclusively from Tony Starks, who has been compared to the likes of Slick Rick with his signature, six inch high eagle bracelet and other excessively gaudy jewels. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information At the foundation of […]

The Source Magazine Remembers Chris Lighty Nine Years Later On His Birthday

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Even though Baby Chris didn’t recognize his own born day, we do by celebrating his works even after his untimely death. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Today would’ve been Chris Lighty’s 54th birthday, but he was raised in a very structured Jehovah’s Witness household so he never celebrated birthdays or holidays. Chris became the most […]

Happy Birthday To Oakland Rap Icon Too $hort!

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Today, we say happy birthday to one of the original West Coasters, Too $hort, born on this date in 1966. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information As one of Hip Hop’s first self-made businessmen, $hort started off his career pumping his own X-rated mixtapes out of the trunk of his car. Releasing fifteen albums between 1987 […]

Happy Birthday To Killer Mike!

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On this day in Hip Hop history, Dungeon Family member Killer Mike was born in Atlanta, Georgia. From Grammy’s to politics, Killer Mike may be one of the most slept on figures of this culture we call Hip Hop. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Killer Mike’s Hip Hop career began with a feature on OutKast‘s […]

Happy Birthday To Super Producer DJ Premier!

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On this day in Hip-Hop history, super producer and generational sound shaper DJ Premier was born in 1966. As a producer, DJ Premier has worked with Big L, Big Daddy Kane, Bun B, Common, D’Angelo, Dr. Dre, The Game, Joey Bada$$, KRS-One, Ludacris, Mos Def, Nas, Snoop Dogg, The Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Immortal […]

Happy 63rd Birthday To Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav!

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In 1959, William Jonathan Drayton, better known to the world as Flavor Flav, was born in the world 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 […]

Happy 48th Birthday Beanie Sigel!

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Born on this date in 1974 in the City of Brotherly Love, Dwight Grant, aka Beanie Sigel, aka Beans, morphed into an icon in the Philly Hip Hop scene as the leader of the now-defunct Roc-A-Fella Records’ State Property. Even with all of his legal troubles and the untimely split of the Roc, Beanie is […]

Happy 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 musical debut with the group Masters of Ceremony. The group’s first album Dynamite was released in 1988 and had an excellent critical reception. However, due to the […]

Happy 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 Heavenly Birthday To BDP’s DJ Scott La Rock!

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On this day in 1962, Scott Monroe Sterling known widely as DJ Scott La Rock of the famous Boogie Down Productions was born in the Bronx borough of New York City. Scott La Rock was the producer for rap icon KRS-One until his untimely death on August 27th, 1987. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information La […]

Happy Birthday to Hip Hop’s Multi-faceted Mogul Dr. Dre!

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Today we celebrate the birth of one of the most influential figures in Hip-Hop. The living legend is described as none other than Dr. Dre. 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 […]

Happy 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 47th Birthday To Outkast’s Big Boi!

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

Happy Heavenly Birthday Jam Master Jay! (RIP)

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Hip Hop lost a great DJ over two decades ago, but in celebration of JMJ’s life today, his legacy will forever live on Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information On this date in 1965 in Brooklyn, New York, Jason Mizell, who later became Jam Master Jay, was born. Jay was the DJ for the legendary Kings […]

Happy Birthday To The Roots’ Questlove!

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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 roles. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information On February 17, 2014, he became a part of the […]

Happy 52nd Birthday DJ Quik!

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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 could already play a number of instruments. Quik jumpstarted his path to fame by selling mixtapes he made with the turntable he received while still […]

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