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Born to Jamaican parents in South Wimbledon, London, on January 14, 1965, Slick Rick, born Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters, who has always been considered ahead of his time, is the most successful British-American rapper in music history. Brilliant word play, the effort-less ability to bring life to the stories he rhymed about, dead on pop-culture […]

Big Daddy Kane is a Brooklyn, New York M.C. who undisputedly defined the term “lyricist” in the world of hip-hop. Along with the lyrical ingenuity he brought to the genre, he also introduced innovative live performances as well. Kane was the first rapper to ever hold not one but two sold out shows at the […]

Lyricist, pioneer, icon, veteran and entrepreneur could all be used to describe MC Lyte. One of the most prolific and well-respected female Hip Hop artists to ever bless the mic, MC Lyte has consistently found ways to reinvent herself musically, while expanding her resume and gaining new fans. Reared inBrooklyn,New York, she always has her […]

One of Hip Hop’s best lyricist, Pharoahe Monch, celebrates his 39th birthday on Halloween day! How cool is that? As one of Hip-Hop’s most respected underground emcees, Pharoahe Monch has much to celebrate. Sanction as one #26 of best emcees of all time  by Kool Mo Dee himself, Pharoah Monch posesses a lyrical style that […]

Contributed By: HiphopCleopatra Hip Hop In Pink made its mark in Baltimore last night as all of  the city’s best female MCs, DJ’s, Media personalities, and power players joined together for one epic cause; Breast Cancer. Hip Hop In Pink, founded by Radio One’s own Civ Jones,  is a social benefit with live music performances […]