On this day in Hip-Hop history, Puff Daddy released his debut studio album No Way Out.
On this day in 1997, Puff Daddy released his debut studio album No Way Out on Bad Boy. The debut was produced by Puff Daddy along with the Hitmen. All-star guest artists featured on the album included the Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Lil' Kim, Ma$e, Jay Z, Foxy Brown, and Ginuwine.
No Way Out spawned the five hit singles: "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down," which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap charts; "I'll Be Missing You," which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy; "It's All About the Benjamins," which reached #1 on both the R&B and Rap charts; "Been Around the World," which was certified platinum; and "Victory," which was certified gold. The album reached #1 on both the Billboard 200 and the R&B chart. It was certified multi-platinum by the RIAA.
Also on this day...
1978 - Robert Ford's article "B-Beats Bombarding Bronx" was printed in Billboard.
1982 - Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five released "The Message" on Sugar Hill.
1991 - Stetsasonic released their third and final album together Blood, Sweat & No Tears on Tommy Boy.
1998 - Puff Daddy released his single "Come with Me" on Epic Records.
2016 - Snoop Dogg released his fourteenth album Coolaid on eOne Music.
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Missy Elliott (1971) - American rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer from Virginia.