On this day in Hip-Hop history, Rawkus Records released the compilation Lyricist Lounge 2.
On this day in 2000, Rawkus Records released the second installment in their Lyricist Lounge album series, Lyricist Lounge 2. The compilation album featured production from J Dilla, Madlib, Scott Storch, Hi-Tek, Nottz, the Alchemist, Rockwilder, DJ Mighty Mi, DJ Roddy Rod, DJ Premier, Erick Sermon, and Guru of Gang Starr.
Artists featured on the album included Erick Sermon, Beanie Sigel, Q-Tip, Mos Def, Dilated Peoples, Royce da 5'9", Redman, dead prez, M.O.P., Kool G Rap, Saukrates, Ghostface Killah, Macy Gray, the Big L, the Notorious B.I.G., and more.
Lyricist Lounge 2 spawned the hits "Get Up," which reached #9 on the Rap chart; "Ms. Fat Booty 2," which peaked at #15 on the Billboard Rap chart; and "Oh No," which featured Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, and Nate Dogg and reached #1 on the Rap chart. The album peaked at #33 on the Billboard 200 and reached #7 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
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