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Happy 45th Birthday to Andre 3000!

Rapper/actor and member of the legendary Hip-Hop duo Outkast, Mr. Andre 3000 turns 45 today! 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 household name as a solo […]

Happy Birthday to Compton Legend MC Eiht!

Today (May 22) marks the 48th birthday of Compton-born gangster rapper MC Eiht. Known for his role in the 1993 cult classic film, Menace II Society, MC Eiht created an entire body of work out of his experiences growing up in Compton. His name was inspired by the numeral element in KRS-One’s moniker, but he […]

Happy 48th Birthday to ‘The Dragon’ Busta Rhymes!

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. The 11-Time Grammy nominee and Flipmode Squad frontman has served as an unsung hero for the culture. This is not to […]

Happy 50th Birthday To Wu Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killaaaaaahhh!!!

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. At the foundation of the Wu saga, Ghost’s face […]

Happy 52nd Birthday To MC Serch!

MC Serch was one of the first Jewish emcees to be established in Hip Hop and today he turns 52! Born May 6, 1967, in Far Rockaway Queens, New York as Michael Berrin, MC Serch is a one of a kind act solidified in hip hop for decades. From being a reality star to having […]

Happy 62nd Birthday to Modern Art Icon Keith Haring! (RIP)

Born on this date in 1958, Keith Haring was an artist, an activist, and a reformer who influenced the street art scene in NYC and around the world. The Pennsylvanian who moved to NYC would eventually go on to take an ancient form of art and reintroduce it with new context, spreading the symbols of that language […]

Happy 50th Birthday to Master P!

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On this day in Hip-Hop history, we celebrate the birth of one of rap’s most successful icons. With a net worth of about $800 million, Percy ‘Master P’ Miller is a pinnacle of work ethic, determination, and financial prowess. From his humble beginnings to being the executive of one of the most powerful record labels […]

Happy 54th Birthday to Oakland Rap Icon Too $hort!

Today, we say happy birthday to one of the original West Coasters, Too $hort, born on this date in 1966. 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 and 2012, Too $hort has […]

Happy 51st Birthday To Onyx’s Fredro Starr!

On this day in 1971, Fred Scruggs Jr., better known as Fredro Starr of the legendary Hip Hop group Onyx, was born. Fredro has morphed from being the front man of the crazy bald heads to an award winning rapper and actor. Born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Starr moved to Jamaica, Queens as a […]

Happy 59th Birthday To Hip Hop Pioneer Grandmaster Caz!

Curtis Fisher a.k.a Grandmaster Caz, one of Hip Hop’s very first and most well known ghostwriters, turns 59 today. He currently works as a celebrity tour guide for Hush Hip Hop Tours, a Hip Hop cultural sightseeing tour company in NYC and is a board member of The Universal Federation for the Preservation of Hip Hop Culture. In his apex […]

Happy 50th Birthday to Hip-Hop Legend Redman!

A very big Happy Birthday shout out goes out to Hip-Hop legend and actor Redman. The Newark, NJ bred veteran turns a half-century today and is showing no signs of slowing down; his progress of constantly going strong is evident in the Hip Hop and film world. Redman has been able to bless his fans […]

Happy 65th Birthday to Hip Hop Pioneer DJ Kool Herc!

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 46th Birthday to Da Brat!

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. Da Brat was […]

Happy 50th Birthday to Graffiti Living Legend CES!

On this date a half-century ago, Bronx graff legend CES was born. Born Robert Michael Provenzano in 1970 in NYC, CES(FC, FX, FBA) is a pioneering artist of the “Wild Style” formation of letters seen in graffiti art around the world. CES began his career on the subway cars and streets of NYC, innovating new […]

The Original Hot Boy: Happy 45th Birthday To Juvenile!

On this day in 1975, Juvenile was born Terius Gray in New Orleans, Louisiana. The first Cash Money Records superstar can be credited with influencing a lot of what has been popular and commonplace in rap culture for the past 20 years. Since his debut album, Juvenile continuously set trends and raised the bar for […]

Happy 54th Birthday to Super Producer DJ Premier!

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 50th Birthday to Hip-Hop Icon Queen Latifah!

On this date a half-century ago, Hip-Hop’s first matriarch was born in Newark, New Jersey. 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 it’s hitting the booth over […]

Happy 48th Birthday To The Rap Bar-Barian Sean Price! (R.I.P.)

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 61st Birthday to Flavor Flav!

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. Growing up on Freeport, Long Island is where A young Flavor developed his love for music, teaching […]

Happy 48th Birthday to Hip-Hop Icon Common!

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 […]