On this day in Hip-Hop history, Eric B. & Rakim released their sophomore album Follow the Leader.
On this day in 1988, Eric B. & Rakim released their sophomore album Follow the Leader on Uni. The album was self-produced by Eric B. and Rakim, along with Stevie Blass Griffin.
Their second set spawned the singles "Microphone Fiend," and "Follow the Leader," which was the lead single and reached #16 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It also contained the classic joints "Musical Massacre," "The R," and "Lyrics of Fury."
Follow the Leader reached #22 on the Billboard 200. It peaked at #9 on the R&B chart. It was certified gold by the RIAA.
Also on this day...
1989 - 3rd Bass released their debut single "Steppin' to the A.M." on Def Jam.
1994 - Craig Mack released the hit single "Flava in Ya Ear" on Bad Boy.
2005 - Young Jeezy released his third album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 on CTE/Def Jam.
2011 - Jay Rock released his debut solo album Follow Me Home on Top Dawg Records.