On this day in Hip-Hop history, UGK released their debut album Too Hard to Swallow.
On this day in 1992, UGK, the Texas hip-hop duo of Pimp C and Bun B, released their debut album Too Hard to Swallow on Jive. The album featured production from UGK, Bernie Bismark, and Shetoro Henderson. It contained samples from Bill Withers, Rufus, and the Isley Brothers.
Too Hard to Swallow contained cuts from the group's succesful EP, The Southern Way, which was released earlier in the year. The album reached #37 on the R&B chart and #14 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
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1993 - E-40 released Federal on his own Sick Wid It label.
1998 - Pete Rock released his debut solo album Soul Survivor on Loud.
1998 - Method Man released his second studio album Tical 2000: Judgement Day on Def Jam.
2014 - Big K.R.I.T. released his second solo studio album Cadillactica on Def Jam.
This day in Birthdays...
Warren G (1970) - American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and DJ. West Coast Hip-Hop pioneer.
Big Pun (1971) - American rapper and actor from New York. First solo Latino rapper certified platinum.