On this day in hip-hop history, Missy Elliott released her debut album Supa Dupa Fly on Elektra.
On July 15, 1997, Missy Elliot released her debut album Supa Dupa Fly. The album was solely produced by Timbaland. It was released on The Goldmind and Elektra Records.
Supa Dupa Fly would feature 4 singles, including the lead hit "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)," which peaked at #4 on the US Hot R&B chart. It would feature guest appearances by Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, Aaliyah, and more. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and topped the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It has sold over 1.2 million copies and was certified platinum in 2008.
The album earned Missy two Grammy-nominations, including Best Rap Album, and helped redefine hip-hop and R&B.
Also on this day...
1996 - Sadat X released his debut solo album Wild Cowboys on Loud Records.
1997 - Bad Boy released the hit "Mo Money Mo Problems" by the Notorious B.I.G.
2003 - Chingy released his debut studio album Jackpot on Disturbing tha Peace.
2008 - Nas released his ninth studio album on Def Jam.