Today in Hip-Hop: Mariah Carey Celebrates 43rd Birthday

1970: Mariah Carey has influenced hip-hop more than you think. Today, the pop singer celebrates her 43rd birthday, and we here at XXL would like to wish her well. Mimi may have soared in her career with blockbuster singles, but her landmark collaborations with a variety of hip-hop acts have given her the credibility she deserves. From all the way back to her 1995 remix of “Fantasy” featuring the Ol’ Dirty Bastard to “Triumphant” with MMG rappers Rick Ross and Meek Mill, she has gotten in the studio with some of the best. Mariah’s five-octave range isn’t that easy to forget, ...

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