Today, May 30, is the birthday of one of the baddest female rappers in the game, Remy Ma!

Born and raised in The Bronx, Remy was always musically inclined and never had a problem running with the boys when it came to her rhymes. First going by the stage name Remy Martin, the newly minted 38-year-old scored verses on hits like M.O.P.'s ultra-rowdy hit single "Ante Up" and Big Pun's "Ms. Martin."

When fellow Bronx rapper Fat Joe formed The Terror Squad in 1998, Remy was down to ride as the first lady of the crew. Remy had a verse on the squad's biggest hit to date, "Lean Back," which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard in 2004, and helped catapult her to the mainstream. Known for her rough yet intriguing sex appeal, Remy would go on to have solo success with hit singles geared toward the ladies like "Whuteva" and "Conceited" on her debut album There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story.

In 2008, she was sentenced to eight years in prison for shooting a friend she accused of stealing money. Remy spent six years behind bars before returning to hip-hop in 2014 to the excitement of her fan base and love of her husband, fellow rapper Papoose.

Remy was determined to show the world she's back and better than ever and has been doing a pretty good job of it in the last few years. Soon after she got out of the pen, Remy dropped the I'm Around mixtape to show the rap game she hadn't lost her touch. In 2015, Remy and Papoose became cast members on the VH1 reality TV show Love & Hip Hop where they got to have the lavish wedding they didn't have time for because of Remy's incarceration.

In 2016, Remy teamed up with her former Terror Squad don, Fat Joe, and dropped a new banger "All the Way" in anticipation for their joint album. Jay Z hopped on the official remix to the track and has pushed it even further up the charts. Her and Fat Joe were nominated for many awards as a result of the song, including two 2017 Grammy nominations. While they didn't win a trophy at the Grammys, Remy was still honored to be among the nominees.

2017 proved to be a year that continued looking up for Remy. She's dropped a collaboration with A$AP Ferg ("East Coast"), a popular video with Fat Joe and The-Dream ("Heartbreak") and a diss track against Nicki Minaj ("Shether"). By the end of the year, she'd even managed to collab with Lil Kim ("Wake Me Up").

Keeping her momentum going strong, Remy continued putting out dope new music well into 2018. Over the past few months, she's linked up with fellow Bronx native A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ("Company") and Chris Brown ("Melanin Magic"). With her rhyme skills still in peak form, Remy is showing no signs of slowing down. We wouldn't have it any other way.

Happy Birthday, Remy!

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