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

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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. The self proclaimed “King of […]

Happy Birthday Treach! Six Degrees of Success

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This day in Hip Hop history ushers in the bornday of the king of “OPP”, better known as Treach. For those who don’t know, Treach was the front man for the New Jersey rap collective Naughty By Nature. Born Anthony Criss in East Orange, New Jersey, Treach got his musical start in his hometown. He, […]

Happy Birthday To D-Block’s Styles P!

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NY crime rhyme vet David Styles, better known to the Hip Hop world as Styles P, turns a tenured 41 years young today. 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 of their debut […]

Happy Birthday To The Late ASAP Yams

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Today in 1988, a bright light in Hip-Hop culture began to shine. 26 years ago today, Steven Rodriguez, better known as ASAP Yams, was born in Harlem, New York. Known widely as the founder of the ASAP Mob collective, ASAP Yams can be called the 2010s underground rap version of Rick Rubin. During the extreme […]

Happy Birthday Sticky Fingaz!: Top Five Movie Roles of Kirk Jones

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42 years ago today, rapper, actor, director, and producer Sticky Fingaz was born On this day in Hip Hop history, Kirk Jones bka Sticky Fingaz was born in Brooklyn, New York. Known as the frontman for the trailblazing rap group Onyx and various appearances on screen and television, Sticky Fingaz has worked his way into […]

Happy 50th Birthday To The Legendary Juice Crew’s MC Shan!

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Sean Moltke aka MC Shan of QB’s Juice Crew turns a half a century today The first solo MC with major release out of 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 crew mates Roxanne Shante, Craig G, […]

The Source Remembers Nate Dogg: Happy Birthday!

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Sending a 21 gun soldier salute Rest In Peace and big happy born day to one of Hip Hop’s favorite crooners 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 […]

Happy Birthday To Civil Rights Icon Emmett Till

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74 years ago today, Emmett Louis Till was born in Chicago, Illinois Civil rights icon Emmett Till, a Black 14-year-old that was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955, would have turned 74 today. As retaliation for allegedly flirting with a white woman, the woman’s husband and his half-brother were acquitted of the crime, but later […]

The Source Magazine Commemorates International Nelson Mandela Day

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Today is Nelson Mandela International Day in honor of the revolutionary African leader Madiba South Africans mark Nelson Mandela‘s 67 years of incarceration and fight against apartheid with 67 minutes of community service, as the world celebrates annually on July 18th for the South African leader’s birthday. Officially known as “Mandela Day”, July 18th was […]

Happy Birthday Mac Dre! Tribute To The Founder Of “Thizz Music”

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Happy Birthday and R.I.P. Andre Louis Hicks (July 5, 1970 – November 1, 2004) better known as the West Coast legend Mac Dre On November 1, 2004, rapper Mac Dre, 34, was shot and killed by Mitchel Hermiston after a performance in Kansas City, Missouri. Today would of made his 45th birthday. Before his untimely […]

Happy Birthday Missy! 4 Ways Missy Elliott Changed The Game

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The Source Magazine sends a supreme born day salute out to emcee/producer/trendsetter Missy Elliott 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 […]

Happy Birthday Tupac! Top 5 Tupac Predictions

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Today June 16 Tupac Shakur would have turned 44 and even with his untimely death, he is still regarded as one of the most influential MC’s of our time 2Pac’s devoted followers look upon him as somewhat of a prophet due to his ability to remain relevant with the times long after his demise. In […]

Happy Birthday Ice Cube! Top 5 Gangsta Roles

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TheSource.com wishes rapper Ice Cube a very Happy Birthday…Check out his Top 5 Gangsta Roles 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 […]

The Source Magazine Remembers Big L: Happy Born Day To A Legend

The Source sends a birthday salute to a legend in the game who’s life was cut short 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 of the original Diggin’ In […]

Happy Birthday To Outkast’s Own Mr. Andre 3000

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TheSource.com wishes a happy birthday to Andre 3000…check out the throwback  flicks above Rapper/actor and member of the Hip Hop duo Outkast, Mr. Andre 3000, has a Birthday today! Andre Benjamin is known for his eclectic style and flow, from his start with the Dungeon Family to his movie roles in films like Idlewild and Jimi: […]

Happy Birthday To Ms. Lauryn Hill

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TheSource.com wishes a very Happy Birthday to Hip Hop royalty Ms. Hill Born May 26th, former Fugees member Lauryn Hill has evolved since her movie debut in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. The Fugees released two studio albums, Blunted on Reality in 1994 and the Grammy Award-winning album The Score in 96′, which […]

Happy 65th Birthday To Legend Stevie Wonder

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In honor of Stevie Wonder‘s 65th Birthday TheSource.com celebrates with the Stevie songs that inspired some of the best sampled Hip Hop classics… 1. “That Girl” “That Girl” single released in 1981 was the leading single from Stevie Wonder’s album-era greatest-hits compilation, Stevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium I, as one of four newer songs from the […]