On this day in Hip-Hop history, Arrested Development released their debut album 3 Years, 5 Months...
On March 24, 1992, Arrested Development released their debut album 3 Years, 5 Months, and 2 Days in the Life of... on Chrysalis. The album was produced by Speech and featured samples from James Brown, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Sly & the Family Stone, Prince, and more.
3 Years, 5 Months, and 2 Days in the Life of... spawned the singles "Tennessee," which reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart and was certified gold; "People Everyday," which peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold; and "Mr. Wendal," which reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was also certified gold by the RIAA. The album peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200 and won a Grammy for best rap album. It sold over four million copies and was certified multi-platinum by the RIAA.
Also on this day...
1992 - A Tribe Called Quest released their single "Scenario" on Jive.
1992 - Chi-Ali released his debut album The Fabulous Chi-Ali on Relativity.
1998 - Cappadonna released his solo debut album The Pillage on Razor Sharp Records.
1998 - Canibus released the single "Second Round K.O." on Universal.
1998 - Hieroglyphics released their debut studio album 3rd Eye Vision on Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings.
2012 - Future released the hit single "Same Damn Time" on Epic.