On this day in Hip-Hop history, Whodini released their second album Escape.
On this day in 1984, Whodini released their sophomore album Escape on Jive. The album was produced by Larry Smith. It featured instrumentation from UK funkster Thomas Dolby.
The album spawned a single and a couple classic hits: "Big Mouth," "Five Minutes of Funk," and "Friends," which reached #87 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Escape was the first rap album to be certified platinum. It was the first rap album to reach the top forty on Billboard and peaked at #35 on the Album chart.
Also on this day...
1989 - Steady B released his fourth album Going Steady on Jive.
2000 - Ludacris released his sophomore album Back for the First Time on Def Jam.
2000 - Deltron 3030 released their self-titled debut album on 75 Ark.
2000 - Reflection Eternal released their debut album Train of Thought on Rawkus.
This day in Birthdays...
Eminem (1972) - American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor.