Today In Hip-Hop: Kool G Rap Celebrates 45th Birthday

On this day, July 20, in hip-hop history… 1968: Kool G Rap celebrates his 45th birthday. The legendary Queens MC first rose to prominence during the hip-hop “Golden Age” of the late 1980’s due to his work with Juice Crew. The rap collective served as the launch pad for such prominent artists as Big Daddy Kane and Biz Markie. Together they released several classic albums, including Road to the Riches, and Wanted: Dead or Alive. After leaving the group in the early 1990s, Kool released his first solo effort 4,5,6. The album was his most commercially successful, peaking at No. 1 on the ...

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