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Happy 39th Birthday To “Hot Boy” Number One Lil Wayne!

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Today, we celebrate the 39th born day of Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. also known as Lil Wayne. The premiere CMB artist has broke barriers as a rapper, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and father. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information His career began in 1995, at the age of 12, when he was discovered by Birdman and […]

Happy 48th Birthday To The ‘King From Queens’ Nas!

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Today marks the 48th birthday of one of hip-hop’s most treasured lyricists, Nas. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information By many, Nasir Jones is number one on their top, 10, 5, and 3 lists of the greatest emcees to ever touch the mic in Hip-Hop history. Marbled as the prodigal, deep, and lyrically intellectual spitter, Nas’ […]

Happy Birthday to Hip Hop Living Legend Big Daddy Kane!

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Today marks the 53rd birthday of Grammy Award-winning lyricist Big Daddy Kane! Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Born on this day in 1968, Brooklynite Antonio Hardy aka Big Daddy Kane stepped on the scene with the Juice Crew in the late ’80s and has been rocking the mic and setting cultural trends ever since. Even […]

Happy Birthday to No Limit Legend Soulja Slim!(RIP)

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Today is when Hip Hop celebrates the birth of one of its most coveted soldiers, NOLA’s one and only Soulja Slim! Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Born on this date in 1977 as James Adarryl Tapp Jr. to Ms. Linda Tapp, Slim was born, raised, and was a recognized hero in the Magnolia section of […]

Happy 56th Birthday To The Legendary Juice Crew’s MC Shan!

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Sean Moltke, aka MC Shan of QB’s Juice Crew, turns 56 today. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The first solo MC with a major release from the “infamous” Queensbridge Projects celebrates his 50th birthday today. MC Shan was at the top of his game during Hip Hop’s “Golden Era,” along with crewmates Roxanne Shante, Craig […]

Happy 60th Birthday To Cultural Icon Fab 5 Freddy!

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What dictates cool? Originality, tenacity, courage, creativity?  Is it the will to stand alone beside your own thoughts and ideas or simply just being the first and fliest to ever do”it”? Whatever the definition may be, Bedford-Stuyvesant’s own Fab Five Freddy was its embodiment throughout the ’80s and ’90s. As the host of Hip Hop’s […]

The Source Magazine Remembers Nate Dogg On His 52nd Birthday

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The unmistakable G-Funk sound of Southern California created a style that in the ’90s shaped Hip Hop culture in its own image. Since its conception by Dr. Dre with The Chronic, G-Funk has become one of Hip Hop’s most unique and distinguished sub-genre and has spread West Coast culture across the globe. On this day in […]

Happy 51st Birthday To Wu Tang Clan’s Masta Killa!

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On this date in 1970, the Wu-Tang Clan’s Jamel Irief was born in Brooklyn, New York and as fate would have it, morphed into being the most inconspicuous member of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Many emcees, DJs, and entertainers, in general, have an almost miraculous story of how they got […]

The Source Magazine Remembers The Beastie Boys’ MCA On His 57th Birthday

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It has been nine years since the passing of Beastie Boys founding member Adam Yauch aka MCA, but his legacy stands as a testament to why he should be recognized on his born day. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information This year marks the eighth anniversary of the passing of the Beastie Boys co-founder, who passed […]

Happy 52nd Birthday To Lyrical Legend Kool G Rap!

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Today, July 20 marks the birthday of one of Hip-Hop’s most innovative emcees of all time, Kool G Rap. The Golden Era icon turns 52. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Along with DJ Polo, the Corona, Queens wordsmith was recruited into the Juice Crew by Marley Marl and launched his debut album Road to the […]

Happy 46th Birthday 50 Cent! Fif’s Realest Rap Beefs

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Born on this date in 1975, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is undoubtedly one of the most influential forces in the game today. From music to movies to successful business ventures, Fif has always stayed on top of his game ever since he made his unconventional entrance at the end of the last millennium. Visit streaming.thesource.com […]

Happy 51st Birthday To Wu Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck!

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Today (July 6) marks the birthday of one of the most rebellious lyricists of Hip-Hop culture, the Wu-Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck. The culture notable turns 51. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The unorthodox approach of Inspectah Deck raised a satisfying hell when he smoked the mic back in 1992 on Wu-Tang’s groundbreaking debut single “Protect […]

Happy Birthday To The Wu Tang Clan’s RZA!

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On this day in Hip Hop history, one of the culture’s most influential musical masterminds was born. Wu-Tang Clan frontman Robert Fitzgerald Diggs a.k.a. RZA was born today (July 5) in Brooklyn, New York, 49 years ago. Since stepping on the scene in 1989, RZA has done more than just create an outrageously successful career for […]

Happy 50th Birthday Missy Elliott! Check Out 4 Ways Missy Changed The Game

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Rapper/producer/songwriter Missy Elliott is a legend in the game due to her left of center ideas. She’s never been deterred by people saying her musical inclination as are too weird for the general public. Missy has made long lasting career on taking risks and those gambles have paid off in unimaginable ways. Visit streaming.thesource.com for […]

Happy 52nd Birthday Ice Cube! Check Out His Top Five Gangsta Roles

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Former NWA member Ice Cube was born June 15, 1969. He has set his own mark in gangsta rap music since leaving N.W.A in 89′ and has built a successful solo career in music and film. In celebration of his birthday, here are our 5 favorite gangsta roles played by Ice Cube in his substantial movie […]

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

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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 […]