On this day in hip-hop history, The Neptunes released their debut The Neptunes Present...Clones.
On this day in 2003, The Neptunes released their debut compilation album The Neptunes Present...Clones on Star Trak. To this date it is the only studio album released under the Neptunes' name.
The album featured a star-studded class of MCs including Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Jay Z, Ludacris, Nelly, Pusha T, Nas, ODB, Kelis, and Jadakiss.
Clones would be certified gold. It peaked at #1 on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The self-produced hit "Frontin'," which featured Jay Z, was Pharrell's debut solo single and it was a top five hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
Also on this day...
2003 - T.I. released his second studio album Trap Muzik on Grand Hustle.
2014 - Wiz Khalifa released his fifth album Blacc Hollywood on Atlantic.
This day in Birthdays...
Nate Dogg (1969)
Fat Joe (1970)