Today, Aug. 18, is the birthday of Wu-Tang Clan's own Masta Killa, who now turns 49.

Along with being one of the nine members of the legendary group and releasing platinum-selling albums with them over the years, Masta Killa has released three solo albums and been part of numerous guest appearances on the group's solo albums over his nearly 20-year career. His most recent album was 2012's Selling My Soul. Killa is also a noted vegetarian and appeared in a series of endorsements for animal rights group PETA in 2006.

Masta Killa dropped his latest album, Loyalty Is Royalty, last fall, showing everyone his skills are very much intact.

Happy Birthday, Masta Killa!

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