On this day in Hip-Hop history, Eminem released his major label debut album The Slim Shady LP.
On this day in 1999, Eminem released his second album and major label debut The Slim Shady LP on Interscope. The album was produced by the Bass Brothers, Dr. Dre, and Eminem. Guest artists featured on the set included Dina Rae, Royce da 5'9", and Dr. Dre.
The Slim Shady LP spawned several singles which included "My Name Is," which reached #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy for best rap solo performance; "Guilty Conscience," which reached #56 on the R&B chart and won a Grammy for best rap performance by a duo or group; and "Just Don't Give A Fuck," which peaked at #62 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. It won a Grammy for rap album of the year. It was certified multi-platinum by the RIAA.
Also on this day...
1988 - Biz Markie released his debut album Goin' Off on Cold Chillin'.
1993 - Ice Cube released the hit single "It Was a Good Day" on Priority.
1993 - Naughty By Nature released their third album 19 Naughty III on Tommy Boy.
1999 - Black Moon released their second album War Zone on Duck Down Records.
1999 - The Roots released their fourth album Things Fall Apart on Geffen.
1999 - Prince Paul released his second album A Prince Among Thieves on Warner Bros.
2010 - Ludacris released the single "My Chick Bad" on Def Jam.