On this day in Hip-Hop history, UGK released their fifth studio album Underground Kingz.
On this day in 2007, UGK released their fifth studio album Underground Kingz on Jive. It was the duo's final studio album before the group's founding member Pimp C died of a drug overdose later that December. The album featured production by N.O. Joe, DJ Paul & Juicy J, Jazze Pha, Lil Jon, Marley Marl, Swizz Beatz, Scarface, Pimp C, and others. Guest artists featured on the set included Outkast, Charlie Wilson, Too $hort, Rick Ross, Talib Kweli, Big Daddy Kane, and Dizzee Rascal.
Underground Kingz spawned the singles "The Game Belongs to Me," which was the lead single off the set; and "International Players Anthem (I Choose You)," which reached #10 on the Rap chart and #12 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart and won a Grammy. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. It also reached #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The album sold 160,000 copies its first week.
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2001 - Jadakiss released his debut solo album Kiss tha Game Goodbye on Ruff Ryders.
2015 - Dr. Dre released his third studio album Compton on Apple Music.