On this day in Hip-Hop history, The Roots released their third studio album Illadelph Halflife.
On this day in 1996, The Roots released their third studio album Illadelph Halflife on Geffen. The album featured production from Questlove, Black Thought, The Grand Negaz, Rahzel, Scratch, Slimkid3, The Ummah, and others. Guest artists featured on the set included Common, Raphael Saadiq, D'Angelo, Dice Raw, M.A.R.S., Bahamadia, Ursula Rucker, Joshua Redman, Cassandra Wilson, and Q-Tip.
Illadelph Halflife spawned the hit singles "What They Do," which reached #34 on the Billboard Hot 100; and "Clones," which reached #62 on the R&B chart and the top 5 on the Rap chart. The album reached #21 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on the R&B chart.
Also on this day...
1991 - A Tribe Called Quest released The Low End Theory on Jive.
2012 - Wiz Khalifa released the single "Remember You" on Atlantic.
2013 - Drake released his third studio album Nothing Was the Same on Young Money.