On this day in hip-hop history, Outkast released their second album ATLiens.
On this day in 1996, Atlanta hip-hop duo Outkast released their second album ATLiens on LaFace. The album was recorded in Atlanta and produced primarily by Organized Noize.
ATLiens spawned a few singles, the first being "Elevators (Me & You)" which reached #5 on the R&B chart. The single "ATLiens" reached #35 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Jazzy Belle" reached #52 on the same chart.
The hip-hop duo's second album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the R&B chart. ATLiens is certified multi-platinum.
Also on this day...
1987 - Scott La Rock of Boogie Down Productions passed away at age 25.
1991 - Biz Markie released his third studio album I Need A Haircut on Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros.
2002 - Eve released her third studio album Eve-Olution on Ruff Ryders.
2015 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released the single "Downtown" featuring Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, and Grandmaster Caz.