On this day in Hip-Hop history, Kool Moe Dee released his second album How Ya Like Me Now.
On this day in 1987, Kool Moe Dee released his second album How Ya Like Me Now on Jive. The album was produced by Teddy Riley, Bryan "Chuck" New, LaVaba Mallison, Pete Q. Harris, and Kool Moe Dee. The set featured samples from James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, and Cameo.
Kool Moe Dee's longstanding feud with LL Cool J began with the title track and was evident on the album cover which featured a jeep driving over a replica of LL's signature red Kangol hat.
The album spawned two singles, including the title track "How Ya Like Me Now," and "Wild Wild West," which reached #4 on the R&B chart and crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100. "Wild Wild West" would top the charts again in 1999 when Will Smith covered the song. How Ya Like Me Now was certified platinum by the RIAA.
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