On this day in Hip-Hop history, Outkast released their fourth album Stankonia.
On this day in 2000, Outkast released their fourth album Stankonia on LaFace. The album was produced by Earthtone III and Organized Noize. It became the group's mainstream pop breakthrough album and featured longtime collaborators Cee-Lo Green, Erykah Badu, Sleepy Brown, and the recording debut of Atlanta artist Killer Mike.
The album spawned three major hit singles: "B.O.B.," and "Ms. Jackson," both reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; "So Fresh, So Clean," which peaked at #30 on the Hot 100. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold the first week selling 530,000 copies. The group earned five Grammy nominations for Stankonia and won two for best rap album and best rap performance by a duo or group for "Ms. Jackson."
Also on this day...
1989 - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince released their third album And in This Corner... on Jive.
1995 - Cypress Hill released their third studio album Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom on Ruffhouse.
1995 - Master P's No Limit Records released the compilation album Down South Hustlers: Bouncin' and Swingin'.
1995 - Tha Dogg Pound released their debut album Dogg Food on Death Row.
2000 - Jay Z released his fifth studio album The Dynasty: Roc La Familia on Roc-A-Fella.
2006 - Flavor Flav released his self-titled debut solo album on his own label Draytown.
This day in Birthdays...
Ad-Rock (1966) - American rapper, musician, songwriter, and actor from Manhattan, New York. Member of the rap trio Beastie Boys.
Pharoahe Monch (1972) - American rapper from Queens, New York.