It’s my birthday and I’m happy to be alive and well on it. I don’t want to turn this into something all about me, so let me give y’all some hip-hop and life facts about May 15th.
On May 15th, 1986, RUN DMC dropped the hip-hop classic Raising Hell. The album features My Adidas, Walk This Way, Peter Piper, You Be Illing and It’s Tricky
May 15th 2009, Eminem returns to the mainstream rap scene after a 5 year layoff haunted by personal demons and the loss of his best friend Proof to drop “Relapse”. The album featured 3AM, Beautiful, the controversial Bagpipes from Baghdad and the Grammy winning “Crack A Bottle”. Although the album was flooded with phenomenal rhyming in a less than favorable accent, it sold over 2 million in the U.S. Eminem has called the album “trash” numerous times on other projects.
On May 15th 2012, Killer Mike dropped the “R.A.P Album”. R.A.P stood for Rebellious African People, featured the song “Reagan” and was the first collaborative project with EL-P and spawned the group, “Run The Jewels”
BONUS: May 15th 1985, Prince drops the classic single “Raspberry Beret” from his “Around The World In A Day” album. It is publicly known as CamQuotes favorite Prince Song.
May 15th Life Moments
1919 Brooklyn Dodgers score 10 runs in 13th to beat Reds 10-0
1928 Mickey Mouse made his 1st ever appearance in silent film “Plane Crazy”
1940 McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
1951 AT&T is 1st US company to have one million stockholders
1953 Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in Chicago
1957 18,000 people at Madison Sq Garden-Billy Graham launched a crusade
1960 KHVO TV channel 13 in Hilo, HI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1973 California Angel Nolan Ryan’s 1st no-hitter beats KC Royals, 3-0
1981 “Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island” airs
1990 “Portrait of Doctor Gachet” by Vincent van Gogh sold for $82.5 million
1990 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,822.45
1997 ABC News & Starwave Corp launch ABCNEWS.com
2002 “Bowling for Columbine”, a documentary directed by Michael Moore has its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival
2004 “Shrek 2” directed Andrew Adamson and Kelly Asbury, with voices by Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz premieres at the Cannes Film Festival
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman premieres at the Cannes Film Festival
Happy Birthday to Super Bowl Champions Ray Lewis, Emmitt Smith and The first Black World Wrestling Champion Ron Simmons!
Taurus Gang! Be Safe. Be Humble. Live Hip-Hop.