On this day in Hip-Hop history, A Tribe Called Quest released their album Beats, Rhymes, and Life.
On this day in 1996, A Tribe Called Quest released their fourth album Beats, Rhymes, and Life on Jive. The album featured production by Rashad Smith, Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jay Dee. Notable guest artists featured on the set included Tammy Lucas and Faith Evans.
Beats, Rhymes, and Life spawned the singles "1nce Again," which was the lead single; and "Stressed Out." The album won nominated for two Grammy awards. It reached #1 on both the Billboard 200 and the R&B chart. It was certified platinum by the RIAA.
Also on this day...
1991 - Leaders of the New School released A Future Without a Past... on Elektra.
1996 - UGK released their third studio album Ridin' Dirty on Jive.
2012 - Rick Ross released his fifth album God Forgives, I Don't on Def Jam.
2013 - Tech N9ne released his thirteenth album Something Else on RBC.
This day in Birthdays...
Brother Ali (1977) - American rapper, producer, and community activist from Minnesota. Member of the Rhymesayers Entertainment collective.