On this day in Hip-Hop history, Dr. Dre released his second album 2001.
On this day in 1999, Dr. Dre released his sophomore solo album 2001 on Aftermath. The album featured production from Dr. Dre, Mel-Man, Scott Storch, and Lord Finesse. It featured a whole gang of talented guest artists including, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, Devin the Dude, Mary J. Blige, MC Ren, Xzibit, and many others.
The doctor's second album featured four singles and spawned five smash hits including, "Still D.R.E.," which peaked at #93 on the Billboard Hot 100, "Forgot About Dre," which won a Grammy, "The Next Episode," which reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "The Watcher." "Xxplosive," which was not released as a single, reached #51 on the R&B charts.
2001 debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. It reached #1 on the R&B chart. It was certified multi-platinum by the RIAA.
Also on this day...
1993 - Domino released the single "Getto Jam" on Outburst.
1993 - Das EFX released their sophomore album Straight Up Sewaside on East West.
1993 - MC Ren released his debut album Shock of the Hour on Ruthless.
1993 - Queen Latifah released her third album Black Reign on Motown.
1996 - DJ Shadow released his debut studio album Entroducing... on Mo' Wax.
2000 - DJ Screw (Robert Earl Davis Jr.) passed away.
2004 - MF Doom released his fifth studio album Mm.. Food on RSE.
2004 - Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz released Crunk Juice on BME.
2004 - Snoop Dogg released his seventh album R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece on Geffen.