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Urban Music Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name May 15
Last Updated 12-05-2019
🎵Melvin "Melle Mel" Glover
-- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.5/15/1961 N.S.Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rapper, Hip Hop PerformerNames/Places: aka Melle Mell or Grandmaster Melle MelMisc: one of the pioneers of rap as lead rapper and main songwriter for Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five; the first rapper to call himself "MC" (Master of Ceremonies)Group Names: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
🎵Grandmaster Melle Mel -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.5/15/1961 N.S.
Group Names: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
🎵Prince Be -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/15/1970 d.6/17/2016 N.S. (46)
Rhythm and Blues Singer, Hip Hop Rapper
Names/Places: RN:Attrell Cordes; aka Prince Be the Nocturnal
Misc: some sources say b. May 19, but on the Official P.M. Dawn Facebook Page, one of the posts hints that he was born on May 15
Group Names: PM Dawn
Song Titles: Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
🎵Jackie Shane -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/15/1940 N.S. d.2/22/2019 N.S. (78)
Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: a pioneer transgender performer
Song Titles: "Money (That's What I Want)"
🎵🎷Ortheia Barnes -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/18/1944 N.S. d.5/15/2015 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Jazz Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: J.J. Barnes' sister; aka Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly
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