On this day in hip-hop history, The D.O.C. released his debut album No One Can Do It Better.
The groundwork was laid for Dr. Dre and The Chronic on this day in 1989 when The D.O.C. released his debut album, No One Can Do It Better on Atlantic. After working with N.W.A. on their album, D.O.C. enlisted the help of Dr. Dre and Eazy E to produce this classic album.
No One Can Do It Better stayed at #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart for two weeks and reached #20 on the Billboard 200. The album produced four singles: "The D.O.C. & the Doctor," "It's Funky Enough," "The Formula," and "Mind Blowin." There were guest appearances by N.W.A., MC Ren, and Michel'le.
Also on this day...
1989 - EPMD released their classic sophomore album Unfinished Business on Fresh/Sleeping Bag Records.
1995 - Chef Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan released his debut solo album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... on Loud.
2006 - DMX released his sixth album Year of the Dog...Again on Ruff Ryders.