On this day in Hip-Hop history, 2pac released his debut solo album 2Pacalypse Now.
On this day in 1991, 2Pac released his debut solo album 2Pacalypse Now on Interscope. The debut set tackled issues such as racism, police brutality, and teen pregnancy. The politically charged, classic album, featured production from Big D the Impossible, Jeremy, Live Squad, Raw Fusion, Pee Wee, Shock G, and the Underground Railroad.
The album spawned three classic hit singles; "Brenda's Got a Baby," which featured guest artist Dave Hollister, "Trapped," which featured Shock G of 2Pac's former group Digital Underground, and "If My Homie Calls." Other guests featured on the album were Pogo, Pee Wee, Stretch, and Angelique and Poppi.
2Pacalypse Now peaked at #64 on the Billboard 200. It reached #13 on the R&B charts. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on April 19, 1995.
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1991 - Tim Dog released his debut album Penicillin on Wax on Rfuffhouse.
1996 - Eminem released his debut album Infinite on Web Entertainment.
1996 - Lil' Kim released her debut album Hard Core on Undeas.
1996 - Snoop Doggy Dogg released his sophomore album Tha Doggfather on Death Row.
1996 - MC Lyte released the single "Cold Rock a Party" on East West.
2002 - Jay Z released his seventh album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse on Roc-A-Fella.
2002 - Missy Elliott released her fourth studio album Under Construction on Elektra.
2002 - Sean Paul released his second studio album Dutty Rock on Atlantic.
2003 - Cam'ron and Damon Dash appear on The O'Reilly Factor. "You maaadd!"
2004 - Eminem released his fifth studio album Encore on Interscope.