Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions was 40 years old on Saturday. Stevie Wonder’s classic period, from Music of My Mind in 1972 to the seminal Songs in the Key of Life in 1976, is defining not only to his career but music as a whole. To produce five albums in four years in such astounding quality is something most artists can only dream of in their whole…

Prince is 55 today (somehow). Here are some awesome videos, GIFs and articles about the great man. One of the greatest entertainers and performers still with us, The Purple One celebrates his 55th birthday today and he’s still going strong. It’s looking like the rumours of a mini UK tour might actually be true and with the strength of his new band 3rd Eye Girl,…

Ras G pays tribute to the late great Sun Ra on his 99th birthday with a new track. First off, happy birthday to Sun Ra. The mysterious man from Saturn would have been 99 years old today (on Earth at least) and in tribute to this, Los Angeles’ beat magician Ras G put together a track dedicated to him. Ras got much of his inspiration…

Stevie Wonder, the legendary funk and soul musician, is 63 today. A trailblazer from the moment he joined Motown, Stevie Wonder’s career has spanned six decades and seen his work inspire some of the greatest musicians we have ever known (including a certain Michael Jackson, whom he wrote for and duetted with on a few occasions). You may know him as the guy behind the…

We wish James Brown a heavenly 80th birthday with some classic videos and performances. The Godfather of Soul, The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, Soul Brother Number One. Whatever you chose to call him, James Brown gave every last drop of sweat to his music and his live performances and today marks the 80th anniversary of his birth. The pivotal role in the development…

Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest and the Soulquarians celebrates his 43rd birthday. It’d be hard to imagine hip hop without Q-Tip and his influence on not only the music but the culture as a whole, being a member of the Zulu Nation. He’s one of the few people in the game to be held in such high regard as both an emcee and a…

February 7th was a busy day for births. We wish Nujabes a happy birthday! Just a while ago, we were toasting the bornday of J Dilla but he wasn’t the only producer born on 7th Feburary 1974. Japanese producer and DJ Seba Jun was born on that day, performing under the moniker Nujabes. He also a record store owner as well as the founder of…

We’re wishing James Yancey a happy birthday on Day 7 of 28 Days of Dilla. ¡Feliz cumpleaños!, bonne anniversaire, happy birthday. Whatever language you say it in, it means the same thing; it’s a celebration of someone’s life on the day it came into the world. Alas, Mr Yancey’s is no longer with us to enjoy the occasion but that doesn’t mean we can’t still…

Happy birthday to The God Emcee, Rakim! Today is the 45th birthday of William Michael Griffin Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim. Arguably one of the greatest emcees to ever rock the mic, his years with Eric B. gave us classic albums such as their critically acclaimed debut Paid in Full and the follow up Follow The Leader. It would be another five years before he released his solo debut, The 18th Letter,…

The man behind our mask is celebrating his 42nd birthday. Happy birthday, DOOM! It seems hard to imagine DOOM being 42 years old, probably because we never see his face so we don’t know how much he has aged, if at all. The man known as Daniel Dumile, MF DOOM, Viktor Vaughn, King Geedorah, Metal Face, Metal Fingers and The Super Villain was born on…