This year Martin Luther King Day landed on his actual birthday making today's holiday even more special. Below is a list of 7 Hip Hop/ R&B songs that make references to MLK. The first song on the list is Happy Birthday a 1981 song by Stevie Wonder. Wonder was one of the activist's pushing to have King's Birthday become a national holiday, so this song was made to campaign for that change to happen. The other songs all refer to Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. in some way shape or form. Let the music speak for its self, enjoy.