On this day in Hip-Hop history, the St. Lunatics released their debut studio album Free City.
On this day in 2001, the St. Lunatics released their debut studio album Free City on Universal. The highly anticipated debut album was produced by Jay E, Wally, and City Spud. Guest artists featured on the set included Penelope, Cardan and Brian McKnight.
Free City spawned the hits "Groovin' Tonight," and "Midwest Swing," which reached #88 on the BillboardHot 100 and #41 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. It reached #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Their debut sold 196,000 copies its first week and was certified platinum by the RIAA a month later.
Also on this day...
1989 - King Sun released his debut album XL on Profile.
1993 - Reverend Calvin Butts steamrolled rap CDs and cassettes to protest their lyrics.
2001 - D12 released the single "Purple Pills" on Interscope.
2007 - T-Pain released his second studio album Epiphany on his Nappy Boy label.
2007 - Belly released his debut album The Revolution on CP.
2014 - Rich Gang released the single "Lifestyle" on Cash Money.
This day in Birthdays...
Aesop Rock (1976) - American rapper, musician, songwriter, record producer, visual artist, and poet born in New York.