In Hip Hop History Today: Grand Puba was born March 4, 1966

Maxwell Dixon better known as Grand Puba was born March 4, 1966. An emcee best known as a member of the group Brand Nubian from New Rochelle, New York. In 2009, Grand Puba released his fourth solo album, Retroactive, featuring production from hip-hop veterans like Q-Tip, Large Professor, Kid Capri as well as his fellow Brand Nubians. Puba also appeared on the heavy posse cut “Fresh” together with Cormega, KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Red Alert and Parrish Smith of EPMD. On the song “Old School” by Tupac Shakur Grand Puba was sampled and used in the hook. The sample originates from Grand Puba’s verse on the song “Dedication” by Brand Nubian. Listen to Dedication below.

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