Today is a birthday for some major talents.
Former musical architect for Digable Planets and one third of the team behind LA spoken word scene Green, he's now the resident DJ for Komplicated.com and still spins around the southland.
Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson is the beat behind the Philadelphia phenomenon hip hop group The Roots, and musical director for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Perhaps best known for her role as Dionne in the movie and series Clueless, the timeless beauty was most recently on the TV series Single Ladies and starred in '90s staples like Mo' Money.
An internet gadfly and ne'er do well, before coming to run Komplicated.com, he's written for Vibe, The Source, Rap Pages, Comic Book Resources, Black Enterprise, the Los Angeles Sentinel, and on MTV Online. His poetry has been published in The Drumming Between Us, Voices From Leimert Park, Drumvoices Review, (Sic) Vice Verse and other anthologies. Former editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Herald-Dispatch group of newspapers, he's the author of novels The Crown: Ascension (on Amazon) and the as-yet-unpublished sequel Faraway.