Kool G Rap, one of hip-hop’s most influential pioneers, celebrates his birthday today. The exceptional storyteller hit the rap scene during the late 1980’s as part of the legendary Juice Crew. Alongside partner DJ Polo, G Rap left an irrefutable imprint on hip-hop by dropping multiple classic efforts, such as Road to the Riches, Wanted: Dead or Alive and Live and Let Die. The Queens MC also had a solo career, which he embarked on in 1995 with the revered album 4,5,6.Often revered as a pioneer of the storytelling, mafioso style of rap, G Rap is a figure of influence for Jay Z, Nas, Eminem and many more. Hov and many others have paid homage to the lisp wordsmith over the years and will continue to.Happy Birthday, Kool G Rap!