On this day in Hip-Hop history, Soulja Boy released his debut single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)."
On this day in 2007, Soulja Boy released his debut single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" on Interscope. The song was self-produced and was the lead single off the debut album souljaboytellem.com which released later that year in October. The single launched a dance craze and the instructional video on how to perform the dance had been viewed over 27 million times on YouTube by 2008. The debut joint reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was nominated for a Grammy and was the first song to sell three million digital copies.
Also on this day...
1989 - The Jaz (aka Jaz-O) released his debut album Word to the Jaz on EMI.
1995 - Mercury Records released the soundtrack to the 1995 Gramercy Pictures film Panther.
1995 - Masta Ace Incorporated released their second and final album Sittin' on Chrome on Delicious Vinyl.
2003 - Brother Ali released his second studio album Shadows on the Sun on Rhymesayers Entertainment.