On this day in Hip-Hop history, the Stop the Violence Movement released "Self-Destruction."
On this day in 1989, the Stop the Violence Movement released the single "Self-Destruction" on Jive as a charity to benefit the National Urban League in New York. The song was recorded after the death of a fan during a fight at a 1988 Boogie Down Productions and Public Enemy concert. The shooting death of Scott La Rock, an original member of Boogie Down Productions, and several other shootings in New York's hip-hop community also helped inspire the benefit single.
The single was produced by KRS-One, D-Nice of Boogie Down Productions, and Hank Shocklee of the Bomb Squad. Artists featured on the cut included Boogie Down Productions (KRS-One, D-Nice, & Ms. Melodie), Stetsasonic (Delite, Daddy-O, Wise, and Frukwan), Kool Moe Dee, MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Just-Ice, Heavy D, and Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flava Flav. It reached #76 on the R&B chart and raised over $600,000 for the organization.
Also on this day...
1985 - Run-D.M.C. released the single "King of Rock" on Profile.
1991 - DJ Quik released his debut album Quik Is the Name on Profile.
1991 - Gang Starr released their second album Step in the Arena on EMI.
1991 - Digital Underground released This Is an EP Release on Warner Bros.
2013 - A$AP Rocky released his debut album Long.Live.A$AP on RCA.
2016 - Anderson .Paak released his second album Malibu on Steel Wool.
This day in Birthdays...
9th Wonder (1975) - American DJ, hip-hop record producer, record executive, lecturer, and rapper from North Carolina.