On this day in Hip-Hop history, Run-D.M.C. released their single "Hard Times."
On this day in 1983, Run-D.M.C. released their second single "Hard Times" on Profile Records. The song was originally recorded by Kurtis Blow for his 1980 self-titled debut album. It would be released on Run-D.M.C.'s self-titled debut album released the following year.
"Hard Times" was produced by Larry Smith, Russell Simmons, and Jam Master Jay. It reached #11 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
Also on this day...
2001 - Jonell and Method Man released the single "Round and Round" on Def Jam.
2001 - Mobb Deep released their fifth album Infamy on Loud.
This day in Birthdays...
DJ Yella (1967) - American rapper, DJ, record producer, and film director from Compton. Member of N.W.A.
Mos Def (1973) - American rapper, actor, songwriter, record producer, and activist.