On this day in Hip-Hop history, Jay Z released his second studio album In My Lifetime, Vol. 1.
On this day in 1997, Jay Z released his second studio album In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 on Roc-A-Fella. The album featured production from Damon Dash, Teddy Riley, DJ Premier, Buckwild, the Hitmen, and Poke and Tone. Notable featured guest performances on the album were from BLACKstreet, Lil' Kim, Foxy Brown, Babyface, Puff Daddy, Kelly Price, Too $hort, and Sauce Money.
The album spawned a handful of singles, including, "Who You Wit," which was featured on the soundtrack for the film Sprung; "(Always Be My) Sunshine," "The City is Mine," and "Wishing on a Star," all of which reached the top twenty on the Rap chart.
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. It was certified platinum.
Also on this day...
1997 - Rakim released his debut solo album The 18th Letter on Universal.
1997 - Mystikal released his second studio album Unpredictable on No Limit.
1998 - Artisan Entertainment Pictures' Belly was released in US theaters.
2008 - Q-Tip released his second studio album The Renaissance on Universal.