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Happy 44th Birthday To Kanye West!

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As many tribulations as Yeezy has been through his illustrious career, today is a day that even Kanye West himself cannot deny is reason to celebrate. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Born to the late Dr. Donda West in Atlanta, Georgia on this date in 1977, the iconic emcee, singer, producer, clothing designer, and self-proclaimed […]

Breonna Taylor’s Family Remembers Her on What Would’ve Been Her 28th Birthday

Breonna Taylor's Family Remembers Her on What Would've Been Her 28th Birthday

Breonna Taylor’s 28th birthday was on Saturday, June 5th and although she isn’t physically here, her loved ones celebrated her life. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Taylor’s uncle, Tyrone Bell, told People that it’s a “bittersweet” feeling to see his niece memorialized on T-shirts and social media. “At the same time, it’s like, ‘Wow, look […]

The Source Remembers Big L On His 47th Birthday

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The Source sends a birthday salute to a legend in the game whose life was cut short. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Born on this day in 1974, Lamont Coleman aka “Big L” was born in Harlem and became one of the biggest artists to represent Harlem World in Hip Hop. One of the members […]

Happy 46th Birthday To Outkast’s Own Andre 3000!

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Rapper/actor and member of the legendary Hip-Hop duo Outkast, Mr. Andre 3000 turns 46 today! Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Andre Benjamin is known for his eclectic style and flows, from his start with the Dungeon Family to his movie roles in films like Idlewild and Jimi: All Is by My Side. He has become a […]

Happy Born Day To “The Overweight Lover” Heavy D (R.I.P.)

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On this day in Hip Hop history, “The Overweight Lover” Heavy D was born in Mandeville, Jamaica in 1967. If he were alive today, he’d be 54 years old. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Heavy D, born Dwight Errington Myers, moved to Mount Vernon, New York in the late 1970s. In the mid-1980s Heavy D […]

Happy 49th Birthday to “The Dragon” Busta Rhymes!

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On this day in Hip-Hop History, we celebrate the birth of one of the most flamboyant and ostentatious personalities in Hip Hop. Today in 1972, the legend Busta Rhymes was born in Brooklyn, New York. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The 11-Time Grammy nominee and Flipmode Squad frontman have served as an unsung hero for the […]

Happy 52nd Birthday To Parrish Smith Of EPMD!

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Happy 52nd Birthday Parrish J. Smith, better known as “PMD”, one half of EPMD Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information EPMD, the famous duo from Brentwood, Long Island, New York, is an acronym that stands for “Erick and Parrish Making Dollars”. The group has been together for more than three decades from the infamous breakup in the mid 1990s. […]

Happy Born Day To The Ghostface Killaaaaaahhh!!! No One Can Get Iller!

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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 […]

Happy 34th Birthday Meek Mill!

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Today (May 6) Meek Mill turns 34. The Philly rapper entered the game less than ten years ago, but has since risen to the top of the rap game with his four albums, Dreams and Nightmares, Dreams Worth More Than Money, Wins And Losses, Championships, and his many mixtapes, including the Dream Chasers series. Visit […]

Happy Birthday To Hip Hop Founding Father DJ Kool Herc!

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On this day in 1955, DJ Kool Herc was born Clive Campbell in Kingston, Jamaica. He moved to the Bronx when he was 12 years old and took on the name “Kool Herc” when he became a member of the graffiti crew the “Ex-Vandals”. The name is short for ‘Hercules’ because of his 6′ 4″ […]

Happy 47th Birthday To Da Brat!

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Da Brat aka Shawntae Harris was born in Joliet, Illinois on this day 46 years ago. The Grammy-nominated rapper/actress/radio host that is mostly known for her debut album Funkdified, is the first female solo artist to earn a platinum plaque and the second overall only to Hip Hop icons Salt ‘N Pepa. Visit streaming.thesource.com for […]

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 […]