On this day in Hip-Hop history, Eminem released his fourth album The Eminem Show.
On this day in 2002, Eminem released his fourth album The Eminem Show on Shady/Aftermath. The album was mostly self-produced by Eminem along with Jeff Bass and Dr. Dre. Guest artists featured on the set included Nate Dogg, Obie Trice, Dina Rae, D12, and Dr. Dre.
The Eminem Show spawned the singles "Without Me," which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold; "Cleaning Out My Closet," which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; "Sing for the Moment," which peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100; and "'Till I Collapse," which has been downloaded over two million times. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. It won a Grammy and was certified diamond by the RIAA.
Also on this day...
2002 - Afu-Ra released his sophomore album Life Force Radio on Koch.
2013 - French Montana released his debut solo album Excuse My French on Coke Boys, Bad Boy, Maybach, and Interscope.
This day in Birthdays...
Notorious B.I.G. (1972) - Legendary American emcee from New York.
Havoc (1974) - American rapper and record producer. One-half of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep.