The Bronx was in the building heavy during the mid 2000s. The Terror Squad brought New York's northernmost borough to the mainstream, and the high-energy performances displayed by Remy Ma is one of the reasons for the crew's success. The rapper born Reminisce Smith turns 35 (May 30).
Chinx's death two weeks ago is another example of a hip-hop talent gone too soon. Such losses have been going on within the genre for a while, and the great Big L became another case 16 years ago. Harlem's finest would've turned 41 today (May 30).
Everyone is understandably keeping an eye out for Janet Jackson's new project, which is slated for a 2015 release. However, today (May 29) we recognize another member of the Jackson family. La Toya Jackson turns 59 years old.
It's been a while since Jadakiss' third studio album, The Last Kiss, in 2009. Still, his reputation as one of the streets' favorite rappers hasn't faltered at all. Jadakiss reaches the age of 40 today (May 27).
After Jimi Hendrix's passing, the African-American community was left with a drought when it came to true rock stars. Lenny Kravitz, born Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz, was one of the few who rose up to fill that void. The multi-instrumentalist turns 51 years old today (May 26).
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