On this day in hip-hop history, Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing released in theaters across the US.
On July 21, 1989, Spike Lee's film Do The Right Thing opened in theaters across the United States. The film held back zero punches as it exposed the racial tensions of a small, Brooklyn neighborhood. Both, Martin Lawrence and Rosie Perez made their film debuts in this Spike Lee's joint. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards.
The movie's soundtrack featured artists from Public Enemy to Teddy Riley. It reached #11 on the R&B chart and #68 on the Billboard 200. The most notable song off the soundtrack was Public Enemy's "Fight The Power," which served as the main theme throughout the film. The song would also later be released on Public Enemy's own album, Fear of a Black Planet.
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2003 - Dizzee Rascal released his debut Boy in da Corner on XL in the UK.