Despite the controversy and criticism, Chief Keef has somehow managed to still remain one of hip-hop's more relevant acts. People still like the "I Don't Like" rapper who turns 20 years old today (Aug. 15).
One-hit wonders are often frowned upon in hip-hop, a genre whose artists tend to have a short-lived careers. However, sometimes those hits transcend stigmas and stay ubiquitous even decades after their release. Sir Mix-A-Lot has that fortune. The rapper born Anthony Ray turns 52 years old today (Aug. 12).
Cool kids rap (think early Mac Miller and Chiddy Bang) was in during the later 2000s, and Asher Roth was one of the rappers who benefited from that wave. The Morrisville, Penn. native turns 30 years old today.
The great thing about some birthdays is how they give us a chance to remember some of the greats’ contributions to the culture. Today’s example is Kurt Walker better known as Kurtis Blow. The legendary rhymer turns 56 years old today (Aug. 9).
Young Thug is mainstream hip-hop's most eccentric personality. He's been wracked with legal troubles and release delays these past few weeks. But Thugger isn't going anywhere. Today (Aug. 9) is his 23rd birthday.
Whitney Houston‘s 52nd birthday comes with an extra sense of sadness after Bobbi Kristina Brown’s passing. But what makes today (Aug. 9) a bittersweet one instead of one clouded by complete dour is the sense of joy and illumination Houston left within her best songs.
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