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Happy Birthday 9th Wonder!


On January 15, 1975, one of Hip-Hop’s most critically acclaimed producers was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 9th Wonder, born Patrick Denard Douthit, was introduced to Hip-Hop back in 1982 and since then has not stopped influencing music with his soulful style of production. 9th Wonder gained his first musical training through music theory classes […]

Happy Birthday To Writer, Producer Shonda Rimes! 5 Favorite Flicks From Shonda

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On this day in 1970, television producer and screenwriter Shonda Rhimes was born in Chicago. Before starting her career as an award winning producer and writer, Rhimes moved to L.A. and worked numerous jobs including an office administrator and a counselor for mentally ill people before landing a job as the research director for the […]

Happy Birthday To Raekwon The Chef!


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 Birthday Pimp C!


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. In his illustrious […]

Happy Birthday Mekhi Phifer! Top 5 Villian Roles


TheSource.com would like to send a super born day salute to Mekhi Phifer! The Harlem born and raised actor came into the world on this day in 1974. Phifer has appeared on countless televison shows and movies as well as numerous Hip Hop videos including 50 Cent‘s “Many Men”, the WTC‘s “Wu Wear”, Craig Mack‘s […]

Happy Birthday Stan Lee! Top 5 Marvel Comics Characters

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On this date in 1922 in NYC, comic book pioneer and super hero creator Stanley Martin Lieber, otherwise known to the world as Stan Lee, was born. The famed cartoonist is a comic book writer, editer, publisher as well as the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. Along with artists Jack Kirby and Steve […]

Happy Birthday Denzel! Top 10 Favorite Denzel Washington Films

Hollywood’s favorite actor, Denzel Washington, turned 61 today (Dec.28) and to celebrate his birthday, we decided to picked out our 10 favorite Denzel Washington films. The results of his work has earned him two Academy Awards and $3.8 billion worldwide in box office grosses.  With more than 40 films under his belt, it was very hard […]

Happy Birthday To ‘Empire’ Creator And Director Lee Daniels!

TheSource.com and the entire Northstar Group would like to send a super born day salute to actor and director Lee Daniels! The Philly native is the creator and director of the Empire series as well as The Paperboy, The Butler and the Academy Award winning film Precious. Daniels got his start working on movies such […]

Happy Birthday Madam C. J. Walker

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Today in 1867 in Delta, Louisiana, the first female self made millionaire was born. Sarah Breedlove aka Madam C.J. Walker was the first free child born in her family. Both of her parents and all six of her older siblings were slaves on the Madison Parish Plantation owned by Robert W. Burney. Sarah was orphaned […]

Happy Birthday To Modern Art Icon Michael Jean Basquiat!


TheSource.com would like to send a posthumous born day shout out to modern art icon Michael Jean-Basquiat. The Brooklyn-born artist from Haitian and Puerto Rican parents used social commentary in his paintings as a “springboard to deeper truths about the individual” as well as attacks on power structures and systems of racism. Basquiat originally wrote […]

Happy Birthday To Graffiti Legend COPE 2!


The Source Magazine sends a king’s shout to the Kingz Destroy general COPE2! One of the most talented and talked about graffiti artists of the last two decades. As one of the few artists that were bombing trains that is still active, Fernando Carlo COPE2 has taken his skills all around the world with his […]

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


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

Happy 37th Birthday Manny Pacquiao! Top 5 Humanitarian Movements

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One of the world’s greatest boxers, Manny Pacquiao, celebrates his 37th birthday today. Born on this date in 1978 in the Phillipines to a poor family, Pacquiao literally fought his way out of the slums to become one of the most feared fighters of this generation. Launching his popularity during his title bouts with Floyd […]

Happy 50th Birthday JB Smoove! His Top Five Funniest Moments

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Today actor/comedian/reality show star JB Smoove celebrates his 50th trip around the SUn. Most notably recognized for his roles in HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiam, Everybody Hates Chris and most recently Real Husbands Of Hollywood, the North Carolina born and Mount Vernon, New York bred comic has come a long way from Def Comedy Jam and […]

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


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!


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 […]