January 12: Olu Dara Jones Was Born. (1941)


January 12, 1941 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, Olu Dara Jones was born in Natchez, Mississippi. Nas’ dad would grow up to: (1) play the trumpet, (2) be a playa, (3) love the ladies, (4) always come home, (5) be a rolling stone, (6) play the street all day, (7) make Nas fight you like a man, (8) promise Nasir things he would by him if he didn’t tell mommy, (9) tell Nas to value home, (10) become a playwright and actor, (11) be born as Charles Jones — his adopted name means God is Good.

#HappyBirthday Olu Dara!!!

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