On this day in Hip-Hop history, Eminem released his third album The Marshall Mathers LP.
On this day in 2000, Eminem released his third album The Marshall Mathers LP on Shady/Aftermath. The album was produced by Eminem, Dr. Dre, Mel-Man, the 45 King, and the Bass Brothers. The set featured guest artists Elton John, Dido, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Xzibit, and Dr. Dre.
The Marshall Mathers LP spawned the singles "The Real Slim Shady," which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; "The Way I Am," which peaked at #58 on the Billboard Hot 100; "Stan," which reached #51 on the Billboard Hot 100; and "Bitch Please II," which peaked at #61 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The album reached #1 on both the Billboard 200 and the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. It was certified diamond by the RIAA and won the Grammy for best rap album.
Also on this day...
1983 - The Disco 3 won first prize at the Tin Pan Apple After Dark Dance & Rap Contest, cosponsored by Coca-Cola and WBLS, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
1995 - Luniz released the hit single "I Got 5 on It" on Noo Trybe.
2008 - Slick Rick was pardoned by New York governor David Paterson.