*Feb. 5th thd artist now known as MISTRO was born
* The Beastie Boys release Licensed To Ill on Def Jam (executive-produced by Rick Rubin).
* James Smith, a native of Houston, Texas, assembles The Geto Boys. The original lineup consisted of MCs Raheim, Jukebox, DJ Ready Red, and Sir Rap-A-Lot.
* The group also featured Little Billy, a dancing dwarf who later picked up the microphone as Bushwick Bill.
* Following a… Continue