Rappers keepin’ it relevant over 40

SLIDESHOW - Rap icon and songwriter Jay Z turns the ripe old age of 45 today.

Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.

Rap icon Dr. Dre turns the ripe old age of 49 today.

He still continues to be dominant force in hip-hop (mostly thanks to his producing skills) and in the business world, due to his multi-billion dollar Beats headphone empire.

Yet Dr. Dre is far from the only middle-aged rapper who is keepin’ it relevant in the 21st century.

Please check out our slideshow of remarkable rappers who prove that age is nothing but a number.