On this day in HIp-Hop history, the soundtrack to the short film Murder Was the Case was released.
On this day in 1994, the soundtrack to the eighteen-minute film that starred Snoop Doggy Dogg, Murder Was the Case, was released on Death Row Records. The film was directed by Dr. Dre and Fab Five-Freddy. The album featured production from Daz Dillinger, DeVante Swing, Sam Sneed, Soopafly, DJ Quik, and Dr. Dre.
Murder Was the Case included the singles: "U Better Recognize," which reached #18 on the Rap chart; "What Would U Do," "Natural Born Killaz," and "Murder Was the Case Remix." The album reached #1 on both the Billboard 200 and the Rap chart and nominated for a Grammy Award. It was certified multi-platinum by the RIAA.
Also on this day...
1991 - Digital Underground released their second album Sons of the P on Tommy Boy.
1991 - MC Solaar released his debut album Qui Seme Le Vent Recolte Le Tempo on Musicrama.
1991 - The UMC released their debut album Fruits of Nature on Wild Pitch.
1996 - Jeru the Damaja released his second album Wrath of the Math on Payday.
1996 - Poor Righteous Teachers released their fourth album The New World Order on Profile.
1996 - Xzibit released his debut studio album At the Speed of Life on RCA.
2002 - LL Cool J released his ninth album 10 on Def Jam.