1980s

1980
Aug 11

Lady Pink

Graffiti artist, Ecuadorian

Fact: She is widely known as the first lady of graffiti.

Aug 11

Tats Cru

Graffiti artists, various

Fact: The graffiti crew has produced artwork for corporations like Coca-Cola.

Aug 11

Tony Touch

DJ, B-boy MC, Puerto Rican

Fact: His Power Cypha: 50 MC’s is heralded as one of the best mixtapes of all time.

Aug 11

Thirstin Howl the 3rd

MC/Fashion Innovator, Puerto Rican

Fact: “The Polo Rican” is one of the founders of the Lo Lifes, who brought Ralph Lauren to the ‘hood.

1982
Aug 11

PopMaster Fabel

B-Boy, Puerto Rican

Fact: He was featured in the classic hip-hop film, Beat Street.

Aug 11

Devastating Tito

MC, Puerto Rican

Fact: Tito was part of The Fearless Four, the first rap group signed to a major label, Elektra.

1984
Aug 11

Prince Markie Dee

MC, Puerto Rican

Fact: Founding member of The Fat Boys and has written songs for Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige and Marc Anthony.

Aug 11

Roxanne Shanté

MC, Cuban and African American

Fact: Her “Roxanne’s Revenge” is one of the finest responses to UTFO’s “Roxanne, Roxanne.”

1985
Aug 11

Vico C

MC, Puerto Rican

Fact: He’s considered one of the founding fathers of rap en Español.

1986
Aug 11

Julio G

DJ, Mexican

Fact: During his early days on KDAY in L.A., he was the first DJ to play N.W.A.

1988
Aug 11

Lisa M

MC, Puerto Rican

Fact: Her nickname is the “Queen of Spanish Rap.”