Actor and semi-retired professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson a.k.a The Rock turns 41 on Wednesday, May 1

Written by | Ray Cornelius

This week’s celebrity birthdays feature a bevy of hip-hop stars including a pioneer rapper from the west coast, a member from ATL’s Dungeon Family and NYC’s G-Unit, a New Orleans rap mogul, an R&B singing legend, two memorable TV stars, a multigenre songwriting diva and a member of pop music royalty.

Get plugged into the RC Birthdays for this week: April 28-May 4, 2013.

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 Apr. 28: Rapper, producer and actor Too Short, 47

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Goodie Mob’s Big Gipp, 40

Master P

Apr. 29: Rapper, actor, and producer Master P, 43

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Apr. 30: East Coast Rapper Lloyd Banks, 31

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May 1: singer-songwriter and producer Ray Parker, Jr., 59

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Film and television star Darius McCrary, 37

CBS Sports

May 3: Sports Announcer Greg Gumble, 67

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May 4: Soul, Jazz and Gospel singing pianist Oleta Adams, 60

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Singer and member of The Jackson 5  Jackie Jackson, 62