On this day in Hip-Hop history, J Dilla's The Diary was posthumously released on Mass Appeal.
On this day in 2016, Mass Appeal posthumously released J Dilla's The Diary. The album was originally recorded between 2001 and 2002 and was Dilla's last planned release before his untimely passing in 2006 from a blood disease. It was originally titled Pay Jay and featured the producer's vocals along with his productions. Other artists featured on the album included Snoop Dogg, Kokane, and Bilal. The Diarypeaked at #5 on the Rap chart. It reached #6 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
Also on this day...
1983 - Paramount Pictures released the film Flashdance in US theaters.
1993 - 95 South released their debut album Quad City Knock on Wrap.
1997 - The Artifacts released their sophomore album That's Them on Big Beat.
1999 - Nas released the controversial music video for his hit single "Hate Me Now."
2004 - Lloyd Banks released the single "On Fire" on Interscope.
2012 - A hologram of Tupac performed at Coachella.