Rapper-turned-minister Rev Run turns 48 years old today. The Hollis, Queens rapper is one of the founding members of the legendary hip-hop trio Run-D.M.C. Noted as the first hip-hop act to garner international mainstream success, the group, consisted of Jam Master Jay, Run, and DMC, went on to sell millions of albums and open doors for hip-hop music in all fronts. In 2005, Rev Run signed a deal with MTV Networks for a reality show based on him and his family. The show ran successfully for six seasons, upstarting the entertainment careers for various members of the Simmons family. These days, Rev Run is busy offering spiritual advice on his Twitter.
Detroit rapper Obie Trice was initially signed to Shady Records in 2000. His debut album Cheers, which featured Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Lloyd Bands, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, D12, Tony Yayo and Timbaland, went gold. Trice then left Shady Records in 2008, feeling that he wasn't being promoted properly, resulting in the launch of his own record label Black Market Entertainment in 2010. These days, he's working on his album The Hangover, which has yet to receive a set release date.
Lil Boosie first came onto the scene, thanks to his signing with Trill Entertainment, followed by several memorable collaborations. He was featured on the remix versions of Foxx’s “Wipe Me Down,” Webbie’s “Independent,” and joined Ace Hood and Rick Ross on DJ Khaled’s “Out Here Grindin'.” Earlier this year, Boosie was found guilty of drug charges, and is expected to serve up to 8 years in prison. To send Lil Boosie a birthday shout, check out his fan page via Facebook.