Today marks a special day in hip-hop as we celebrate the 49th birthday of the legendary Styles P, born David R. Styles on November 28, 1974. From the gritty streets of Corona, Queens, to the pinnacle of the rap game, Styles P has not only left an indelible mark on the music industry but has also become a beacon of inspiration for promoting health and wellness in his community.
Styles P’s journey began in Yonkers, where he and lifelong friends Jadakiss and Sheek Louch formed the iconic hip-hop group The Lox in 1994. Their lyrical prowess and raw storytelling quickly garnered them a devoted underground following. The turning point came when they caught the attention of none other than Mary J. Blige, leading to a fateful introduction to Sean “Diddy” Combs.
Diddy helped The Lox become famous. They worked with big names like Notorious B.I.G., Mariah Carey, and Jennifer Lopez. Songs like “It’s All About the Benjamins” and “We’ll Always Love Big Poppa” became popular. This made The Lox well-known and helped Styles P’s career.
The group’s platinum-selling debut album, ‘Money, Power & Respect,’ showcased Styles P’s unique lyrical style and storytelling ability, propelling him to the forefront of the rap scene. The late ’90s brought a pivotal transition to Ruff Ryders, further cementing Styles P’s influence in hip-hop.
Styles P, a solo artist, released several successful albums. His debut album, ‘A Gangster and a Gentleman,’ was followed by ‘Time Is Money’ and ‘Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman).’ His latest album, ‘Penultimate: A Calm Wolf Is Still a Wolf,’ came out on January 27, 2023, showing that Styles P’s lyrics are still influential.
Beyond the mic, Styles P and his wife Adjua have become a force for positive change in his community. The couple co-owns the vegan juice bar “Juices for Life” in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Yonkers. These establishments aim to combat the fast-food epidemic in urban communities, promoting healthier alternatives and fostering a culture of wellness.
Styles P is committed to health. He and Adjua founded “Farmacy For Life,” a natural health food store. The store offers plant-based remedies and holistic alternatives. They focus on providing these products to underserved communities globally. Styles P’s dedication is shown through this endeavor. He wants to promote a healthier lifestyle using accessible, natural products.
Styles P focuses on physical health and advocates for mental health awareness. He shares his experiences and helps remove the stigma around these critical conversations. Techniques P goes beyond being a rapper and shows he is a community leader, entrepreneur, and advocate for a holistic lifestyle.
Happy 49th birthday to Styles P! Let’s celebrate the music that has defined an era and the man who inspires us to live, rap, and uplift our communities. Cheers to Styles P, a true hip-hop icon! 🎉