On this day in Hip-Hop history, MC Lyte released her sophomore album Eyes on This.
On this day in 1989, MC Lyte released her second album Eyes on This on Atlantic. The album was produced by Lyte's brothers known as Audio Two, Marley Marl, King of Chill, Grand Puba, PMD, and Nat Robinson.
Eyes on This spawned three singles: "Cha Cha Cha," which reached #1 on the charts, "Stop, Look, Listen," and the anti-violence themed classic "Cappucino." The album hit #86 on the Billboard 200 and #6 on the R&B chart. It helped establish MC Lyte as one of the top female MCs of that day and all time.
Also on this day...
2000 - Scarface released his sixth album Last of a Dying Breed on Rap-A-Lot.
2000 - Jedi Mind Tricks released their second album Violent by Design on Superegular.
2004 - VH1 hosted their first Hip-Hop Honors at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.
2006 - Sadat X released his third solo album Black October on Female Fun Music.
This day in Birthdays...
Black Thought (1971) - American rapper and actor. Lead MC of the hip-hop group The Roots.
Talib Kweli (1975) - American hip-hop recording artist, entrepreneur, and social activist. Founded own label in 2011.