The socially-conscious rapper turns 42 years old this week.
Robin Thicke, Paul Wall and more also celebrate this week.
Hip hop stars who took their gift for words from the stage to the page.
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Common, who was featured on "The Bizness" from De La's 1996 release, Stakes Is High, proved to be a Midwest torch-bearer for the group when he debuted a couple of years earlier, with rhymes — backed by jazzy production — that were both conscious a...
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