On this day in Hip-Hop history, Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force released Planet Rock: The Album.
On this day in 1986, Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force released Planet Rock: The Album on Tommy Boy. It is a collection of previous released singles from between 1981 and 1986. The album featured production from Afrika Bambaataa, Arthur Baker, Keith LeBlanc, Fats Comet, Skip McDonald, and others.
The album's title track, "Planet Rock," peaked at #4 on the Soul charts. It reached #48 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is one of the pioneering songs of Hip-Hop and is listed at #240 on Rolling Stones' 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.
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1998 - Cool Breeze released the single "Watch for the Hook" on Interscope.
1998 - Jurassic 5 released their debut self-titled album on Pan.