On this day in Hip-Hop history, Nelly released his hit single "Hot in Herre."
On this day in 2002, Nelly released his hit single "Hot in Herre" on Universal. The track was produced by the Neptunes and was the second single off of Nelly's second studio album Nellyville. The single featured samples from Neil Young, Nancy Sinatra, and Chuck Brown. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for seven weeks during the summer of 2002. It earned Nelly the honors of winning the first-ever Grammy award for best male rap solo performance.
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1984 - Run-D.M.C. released their hit single "Rock Box" on Profile.
This day in Birthdays...
DJ Kool Herc (1955) - Jamaican-American DJ from The Bronx, New York. One of the originators of Hip-Hop. Best known for his "Back to School Jam" hosted on August 11, 1973 at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue.