Happy Birthday, Big Daddy Kane!
Today, Sept. 10, is the birthday of Brooklyn rapper Big Daddy Kane.
Kane—whose real name is Antonio Hardy—is one of the most successful and revered MCs from the 1980s.  Kane's buttery flow, hard-hitting rhymes and smooth "player" persona is often credited as a …
Happy Birthday, Big K.R.I.T!
Today, Aug. 26, is the birthday of Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T.
Krizzle got an early start in the rap game, dropping mixtapes and making appearance on other rappers' projects at the age of 19. Though he was already producing for big names like Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y, his 2010 mixtape K...
Happy Birthday, Kirko Bangz!
Today, Aug. 20, is the birthday of Texas born rapper Kirko Bangz.
This former XXL Freshman started rapping as a teenager and dropping his Procrastination Kills mixtape series while in college. By 2011, Bangz gained radio play and major notoriety for his single, "Drank In My Cup," wh…
Happy Birthday, KRS-One!
Today, Aug. 20, marks the birthday of one of hip-hop's most legendary MCs, KRS-One.
Since the release of his debut album, Criminal Minded, with Boogie Down Productions in 1983, Kris Parker a.k.a. KRS-One has not only been one of the greatest rappers of all-time but one of hip-hop's st…

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