On this day in Hip-Hop history, the Wu-Tang Clan released their third studio album The W.
On this day in 2000, the Wu-Tang Clan released their third studio album The W on Loud. The album featured production from RZA and other Wu members. Notable guest artists featured on the set were Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Redman, and Isaac Hayes.
The W spawned the classic singles "Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)," which reached #52 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart; "Gravel Pit," which peaked at #20 on the Rap chart; and "Careful (Click, Click)." The album is the Wu's second-highest charting album and peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200. It reached #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
Also on this day...
1995 - Group Home released their debut album Livin' Proof on Payday.
1995 - LL Cool J released his sixth album Mr. Smith on Def Jam.
1995 - Kris Kross released the single "Tonite's tha Night" on Columbia.
2006 - Jay Z released his ninth studio album Kingdom Come on Roc-A-Fella.