After a great year of collaborating and sharing the spotlight alongside his Shady Records artists, Eminem is continuing the trend by sharing his birthday today (October 17) with fellow hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean as they both turn 39-years-old.
“Happy Birthday Eminem” has been a top-ten, worldwide, trending topic on Twitter since yesterday.
The Detroit native is fresh off ripping the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards cypher with his Shady 2.0 boys Slaughterhouse (Royce Da 5’9”, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I) and Yelawolf.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMINEM,” tweeted Slaughterhouse’s Joell Ortiz.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMINEM!!! i love u bro (sic),” Bruno Mars wrote on Twitter.
Not to be forgotten, Wyclef has received quite a few birthday wishes as well. Jean also had a monumental year, launching his political career last summer when he ran for President of Haiti.
XXL would like to wish the two hip-hop greats a happy birthday. —Christopher Minaya