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Happy 56th Birthday To the Late, Great DJ Jam Master Jay!

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Born on this day in 1965, “the best DJ in the U.S. of A.”, Jason William Mizell, also known as Jam Master Jay was born. The man behind the wheels of steel for the pioneering Hip Hop duo Run-D.M.C. was one of the greatest influences to ever walk the streets of his Hollis, Queens neighborhood […]

Happy Heavenly Birthday To Hip Hop’s Angel Aaliyah! (RIP)

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Today (January 16), the late beautiful songstress Aaliyah would have turned 40 years old. Although “Baby Girl’s” untimely death was during the peak of her music and acting career, Ms. Aaliyah Dana Haughton left an incredible mark on the lives of her family, loved ones and massive fan base across the world. Visit streaming.thesource.com for […]

Happy 53rd Birthday to Hip Hop Pioneer LL Cool J!

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James Todd Smith, a.k.a. LL Cool J, nickname “Ladies Love Cool James”; born on Long Island, New York, January 14, 1968. LL Cool J signed to pioneer Hip Hop label Def Jam Records in 1984. His career took off with classic hits, included on albums like: Bigger and Deffer, Walking with a Panther, Mama Said […]

Happy 55th Birthday Slick Rick! Five Favorite Storytime Rhymes From Rick The Ruler

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Born Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters on this date in 1965 in London, England, Slick Rick is undoubtedly the best storyteller in the history of Hip Hop. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information From stories about his hectic lifestyle just “six minutes” before stage time to his almost unbelievable sexcapades, Rick The Ruler set the bar for […]

Happy 51st Birthday To Wu Tang Clan’s Raekwon The Chef!

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On this date in 1970, Wu Tang Clan swordsman and lyrical legend Raekwon The Chef was born in Staten Island, New York. The Staten Island based emcee is one of the Wu’s most celebrated artists, with his Only Built 4 Cuban Linx projects reaching cult like following proprtions. Along with his Wu bloodkin, Rae has […]

Happy 69th Birthday to ‘Wild Style’ Director Charlie Ahearn!

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On this day in 1951, film director and creative cultural artist Charlie Ahearn was born in Binghamton, New York. Ahearn is best known for his Hip Hop cult classic flick Wild Style, which has become a cultural standard to represent Hip Hop’s origins in the South Bronx. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information With the help of Fred […]

Happy 62nd Birthday To Hip Hop Founding Father Grandmaster Flash!

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On this date in 1958, a man who will forever reform the stance of the turntable was born; Joseph Saddler best known as Grandmaster Flash. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Amidst the infancy of hip-hop culture, Grandmaster Flash dominated the disc jockey scene of the North Bronx as he once was the DJ for big-time […]

Happy Birthday To Dirty South Legend Pimp C!(RIP)

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Born Chad Lamont Butler on this day in 1973 in Port Arthur, Texas, Pimp C emerged into the Hip Hop scene with his partner Bun B to make the Underground Kingz (UGK) one of the greatest rap groups to come out of the Dirty South and undoubtedly the best rap duo from Texas. Visit streaming.thesource.com […]

Happy 60th Birthday To Miami Hip Hop Pioneer Uncle Luke!

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On this date in 1960, record exec, rapper, producer and pioneer Luther Campbell aka Uncle Luke was born in Miami, Florida. Luke has morphed into one of the trailblazers of today’s strip club-based Hip Hop that is seen from southern artists such as Future, Kodak Black and even Megan Thee Stallion. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more […]

Happy 52nd Birthday to Graffiti Living Legend COPE2 KD!

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One of the most infamous graffiti artists of the 20th century is celebrating his 52nd born day today and he goes by the name of COPE2, founder of the world-famous KINGS DESTROY crew. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Born Fernando Carlo on this date in 1968 in the Bronx, New York, COPE2 began his illustrious […]

Happy 50th Birthday DMX! Top 10 Anthems From “The Dog”

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It’s only one Dark Man Unknown and today is his birthday! Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Born Earl Simmons on this day in “Money Earnin’” Mount Vernon in 1970, DMX has become one of the largest names in Hip Hop as well as entertainment, becoming a sought after actor on the silver screen, too.In honor […]

Happy 52nd Birthday ODB (RIP)! Top Five Most Memorable Ol’ Dirty Bastard Moments

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On this day in Hip-Hop history, we celebrate the birth of one of the culture’s brightest stars, the late, great Russell Jones, affectionately known to the Hip-Hop world as Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information To Hip Hop, Dirt Dog was more than a rapper. His personality and ostentatious demeanor were representatives of the […]

Happy 47th Birthday To Sticky Fingaz Of Onyx! Top Five Movie Roles of Kirk Jones

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47 years ago today, rapper, actor, director, and producer Sticky Fingaz was born Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information 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 […]

Happy 48th Birthday Eminem! Top 10 Marshall Mathers Tracks

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On this date in 1972, Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born in St. Joseph, Missouri and morphed into one of the greatest emcees of all time better known to the world as Eminem. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information In celebration of his 48th birthday, we have gathered a list of Eminem’s best songs to play […]

Happy 50th Birthday to Hip Hop Matriarch MC Lyte!

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Born on this day in 1970, Lana Michelle Moorer has been a pillar of feminism and respect for women in Hip Hop since her 1986 debut. After her first single, “I Cram to Understand U” sent shock waves through the growing New York Hip Hop scene, Lyte was awarded a record deal from First Priority […]

Happy Birthday to Production Pioneer Marley Marl!

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Born Marlon Williamson this date in 1962 in NYC, the DJ, producer, and record label owner known as Marley Marl is a trailblazer of Hip Hop’s ever-evolving sound, being one of the first to use sampling as a means to gather elements for a song. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Starting with his days as […]