On this day in Hip-Hop history, Lil Wayne released his debut album Tha Block is Hot on Cash Money.
On this day in 1999, Lil Wayne released his debut album Tha Block is Hot on Cash Money. The album was produced by Mannie Fresh and featured other members of the Hot Boys and artists from the Cash Money label.
The debut title track reached #24 on the R&B chart. It peaked at #27 on the Rap chart. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. It sold 229,500 copies its first week and by 2012 had sold over 2 million copies worldwide. It was certified double platinum by the RIAA.
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1999 - The Roots released the live album The Roots Come Alive on MCA.
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Prodigy (1974-2017) - American rapper and entrepreneur from New York. One half of the duo Mobb Deep. Prodigy died at the age of 42 in Las Vegas.