Today, Feb. 8,  marks the birthdays of two dominant names in hip-hop, Smoke DZA and Jahlil Beats.

Smoke's immersion into hip-hop started at a young age. The Harlem native began his rap career as a battle rapper. After being discovered he would become one half of the group Smoke & Numbers. Smoke would pursue his solo career and would go on to release a plethora of good projects including George Kush The Button, Rolling Stoned, Sweet Baby Kushed God, Cuz I Felt Like It and K.O.N.Y. He's also frequently collaborates with Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa and Harry Fraud. His latest album was in late 2016, a collaborative project between himself and Pete Rock called Don't Smoke Rock. In 2017, he dropped Ringside 5 with producer 183rd, another EP in his pro wrestling-themed series. He also formed linked up with Young Roddy and Trademark Da Skydiver to form The Burn Unit. Smoke DZA turns 34 years old today.

Jahlil Beats began his career as a producer alongside Philly native Meek Mill. He would go on to produced for artists such as Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Fabolous, Jay-Z, Tyga, Diddy, Rick Ross and T.I. He produced the smash hit Meek Mill single "Ima Boss." Jahlil released Legends Era III on Christmas 2013 which featured appearances from Future, Lil Wayne, The Lox, Problem, Tyga and many more. n 2016, he continued to work with Meek Mill, and 2017 saw him getting in the studio with Juelz Santana. To date, Jahlil has dropped nearly 20 mixtapes of work and is one of the most sought-after young producers in the game. Today is his 30th birthday.

Happy Birthday to Smoke DZA and Jahlil Beats!

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