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Happy Birthday, Jae Millz!

Today, Sept 11, is the birthday of Young Money rapper Jae Millz.

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“Smooth Operator”
Artist: Big Daddy Kane
Producer: Big Daddy Kane
Release Year: 1989
Song Sampled: “Sexual Healing”
Sample Release Year: 1982
Sample Effect: The sample can only be heard for a split second buried in the middle of the song, which makes it that much more rewarding to catch. At the 1:42 mark, you can hear Marvin sing the word “up” from the interlude that directly follows the line “Darling, you’re so great / I can’t wait for you to operate.”
Why The Song Is Dope: From his 1989 album It’s A Big Daddy Thing, this song establishes Big Daddy Kane as a sex symbol and a bona fide player alongside tracks like “I Get the Job Done” and “Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy.” Marvin Gaye might have been able to relate. —MC

“Smooth Operator”

Artist: Big Daddy Kane
Producer: Big Daddy Kane
Release Year: 1989
Song Sampled: “Sexual Healing”
Sample Release Year: 1982
Sample Effect: The sample can only be heard for a split second buried in the middle of the song, which makes it that much more rewarding to catch. At the 1:42 mark, you can hear Marvin sing the word “up” from the interlude that directly follows the line “Darling, you’re so great / I can’t wait for you to operate.”
Why The Song Is Dope: From his 1989 album It’s A Big Daddy Thing, this song establishes Big Daddy Kane as a sex symbol and a bona fide player alongside tracks like “I Get the Job Done” and “Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy.” Marvin Gaye might have been able to relate. —MC

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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...

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Happy Birthday, B.G.!

Today, Sept. 3 is the birthday of New Orleans rapper and original Hot Boy Baby Gangsta, also known as B.G.

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Happy Birthday, August Alsina!

Today, Sept. 3 is the birthday of Southern rap crooner August Alsina

The New Orleans native career took off with a year span after his breakout mixtape The Product 2 and lead single with Trinidad Jame$ "I Luv This Shit" exploded...

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Happy Birthday, Joe Budden!

Today, Aug. 31, is the birthday of New Jersey rapper Joe Budden.

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Murda Ma$e
Changed To: Ma$e
Why: Another one that's not difficult to figure out; in 1999, he took a step back from music after hearing a call from God, and dropped the Murda moniker as a result.
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Happy Birthday, Mase!

Today, Aug. 27, is the birthday of rapper, producer and original Bad Boy, Mase.

The Harlem MC started his career as Murda Mase and came up under Diddy's Bad Boy Records in the late '90s...

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Elliott Wilson Hosts CRWN With Big K.R.I.T. For WatchLOUD.com Presented By vitaminwater
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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...

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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...

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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

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8 Hip-Hop Songs That Say “R.I.P” to Nate Dogg

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