On this day in hip-hop history, Ms. Lauryn Hill released her debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
On this day in 1998, Ms. Lauryn Hill released her debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill on Columbia.
The former Fugee's album was a blockbuster success and instant classic. It debuted on the Billboard 200 at #1. It would be certified multi-platinum.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill featured artists like Carlos Santana, Mary J. Blige, D'Angelo, and even a young John Legend on piano.
The album spawned three singles, including the Grammy Award-winning track "Doo Wop (That Thing)," which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single "Ex-Factor" peaked at #7 on the R&B chart and the single "Everything is Everything" was certified gold and nominated for a Grammy.
Also on this day...
1992 - MC Serch released his only solo album Return of the Product on Def Jam.
1998 - Xzibit released his second studio album 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz on RCA.
2016 - Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour began in Indianapolis.
This day in Birthdays...
Shock G/Humpty Hump (1963) - American musician, rapper, and lead vocalist for Digital Underground.
Terminator X (1966) - Producer and DJ for Public Enemy.