On this day in Hip-Hop history, Ice-T released his debut album Rhyme Pays.
On this day in 1987, Ice-T released his debut album Rhyme Pays on Sire. The album was produced by Zulu Nation member Afrika Islam. It was the first hip-hop album released on the Sire and Warner Bros. record label.
Rhyme Pays spawned the classic hits "6 in the Morning," which was the lead single; and "Make It Funky," which sampled James Brown's "Make It Funky." The album reached #93 on the Billboard 200. It peaked at #26 on the R&B chart. It sold more than 500,000 copies and was certified gold by the RIAA.
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1992 - EPMD released their fourth studio album Business Never Personal on Def Jam.
2007 - The Rock the Bells Tour arrived in New York City.