On this day in Hip-Hop history, LL Cool J released his seventh studio album Phenomenon.
On this day in 1997, LL Cool J released his seventh studio album Phenomenon on Def Jam. The album was executively produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs and featured mostly in-house production from his team of producers The Hitmen.
The album spawned a few top 100 hits and five singles. The title track "Phenomenon," which peaked at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #16 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. "4, 3, 2, 1," which reached #75 on the Hot 100 and #24 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The song featured Canibus and is most notable for being the track to kickstart their beef. The single "Father" hit #18 on the Billboard Hot 100, #12 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart and #1 on the Rap chart. Other singles on the album were "Hot Hot Hot" and "Candy."
Phenomenon reached #7 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It was certified platinum.
Also on this day...
1997 - Ma$e released the hit single "Feel So Good" on Bad Boy.
1997 - Gravediggaz released their second studio album The Pick, the Sickle, and the Shovel on Gee Street.