On this day in Hip-Hop history, The Notorious B.I.G. released his debut album Ready to Die.
On this day in 1994, New York's own, The Notorious B.I.G. released his debut album Ready to Die on Bad Boy. It was the debut album for Sean "Puffy" Combs's Bad Boy label. The album would become certified multi-platinum. It featured production from a few producers but only one guest artist, Method Man, on the track "The What."
The multi-platinum album spawned three classic smash hits: the Grammy-nominated, certified platinum-selling "Big Poppa," the certified platinum-selling "One More Chance," and the certified gold-selling "Juicy." Ready to Die reached #15 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the R&B chart.
Also on this day...
1988 - MC Lyte released her debut album Lyte as a Rock on First Priority.
1988 - Ice-T released his sophomore album Power on Sire.
1994 - Big Daddy Kane released his sixth album Daddy's Home on MCA.
1996 - 2pac passed away after being shot six days prior.
2004 - Nelly released two albums simultaneously, Suit and Sweat, on Universal.
2005 - Paul Wall released his second studio album The People's Champ on Atlantic.
2009 - Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift at MTV's VMAs.