On this day in Hip-Hop history, Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force released the single "Planet Rock."
On this day in 1982, Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force released the groundbreaking hit single "Planet Rock" on Tommy Boy. The single was produced by Arthur Baker and is credited as the first hip-hop record to utilize the Roland TR-808. It reached #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the R&B chart.
Also on this day...
2015 - Young Thug released the mixtape Barter 6 on Atlantic.
This day in Birthdays...
Afrika Bambaataa (1957) - American DJ, musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and activist from The Bronx, New York. One of the originators of breakbeat DJing.
Redman (1970) - American rapper, DJ, record producer, and actor from Newark, New Jersey. One-half of the hip-hop duo Method Man & Redman.