Everybody knows Larry David has a penchant for hip hop ... (see Krazee EyeZ Killa) ... which is probably why our photog decided to break out a personalized birthday rap for the "Curb" genius yesterday ... right in the middle of the street.
David -- who turned 65 years old yesterday -- was leaving a birthday dinner at Gjelina restaurant in Venice ... when our guy "treated" the TV icon to a couple of rhymes.
Sample: "Larry David, he's the best ... Happy Birthday ... from the heart inside my chest."
7/3/2012 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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