On this day in Hip-Hop history, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince released their second studio album.
On this day in 1988, Philadelphia's DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince released their sophomore album He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper on Jive. The second set from the duo was the first rap double album and was self-produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff, Fresh Prince, along with Pete Harris.
He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper spawned the singles "Brand New Funk," which was the lead promotional single for the album; "Parents Just Don't Understand," which reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won the first-ever Grammy Award for best rap performance; and "A Nightmare on My Street," which reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #9 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 and #5 on the R&B chart. It was certified triple-platinum by the RIAA in 1995.
Also on this day...
2011 - Wiz Khalifa released his third album Rolling Papers on Atlantic.
2011 - Mac Miller released his debut EP On and On and Beyond on Rostrum.
2011 - Snoop Dogg released his eleventh album Doggumentary on Priority.