As it turns out, the first couple of weeks of this month are rather auspicious in music history:
- John Paul Jones’ birthday was on the third,
- Michael Stipe‘s birthday was on the fourth
- David Bowie‘s and Elvis were born on the eighth
- Jimmy Page‘s and Robby Krieger‘s birthdays were on the ninth
- Donald Fagan’s birthday was on the tenth
Today is an equally auspicious day: Rage Against the Machine‘s Zack de la Rocha turns 52 — 52! — today. Additionally, Wu Tang Clan‘s Raekwon turns 52 today. And if you’re a hip-hop head, Raekwon has to be on your list of great emcees — or you’re bullshitting.
Happy birthday, brother! May there be many, many more!