Six years ago today Hard in da Paint rapper Waka Flocka Flame released his first album Flockaveli on Asylum record label. The album smashes were "O Let's Do It","Hard in da Paint" and "No Hands."
Flockaveli debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 37,000 copies, and, as of August 15, 2011, has sold 285,000 copies in the U.S. The album also received positive reviews from critics, who complimented its musical intensity, brazen lyrics, and gangsta rap ethos.
Twenty-six years ago today West Coast Rapper King Tee released his sophomore album “At Your Own Risk” on Capitol Records label. The album singles were "Ruff Rhyme (Back Again)","At Your Own Risk”,"Diss You" and "Played Like a Piano" which features the only guests on the album Ice Cube and Breeze.
Album Producers: DJ Pooh, King Tee, Bilal Bashir. E-Swift, DJ Aladdin, Bronick Wrobleski J.R. Coes
Multi-Grammy award winning and Louisiana native rapper Lil Wayne turns 34 years old today. He is best known for his "Tha Carter" series of albums. He won four Grammy Awards in 2009, for his sixth studio album “Tha Carter III”. Wayne first appeared on the scene in 1991, at the age of nine; he was signed to Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo The B.G.'z, alongside fellow New Orleans based rapper Lil' Doogie. Then in 1996,Wayne formed the southern hip hop group Hot Boys. Followed not long by his solo debut album in 1999 “Tha Block Is Hot”. He is now the CEO of his own label, Young Money Entertainment, which was founded in 2005.
Seventeen years ago today Philly born rapper Eve released her first album “Let There Be Eve…Ruff Ryders' First Lady” on Ruff Ryders Entertainment and Interscope Records. This album gave hip hop hit singles like “What Ya’ll Want,” “Love is Blind,” and “Gotta Man.”
Eve became the 3rd female hip hop artist to have her album peak #1 on the Billboard 200’s album chart. The album sold 213,000 copies in its first week and has been certified double platinum since then.
Album Producers: Dee Dean, Waah Dean, Swizz Beatz, P.K.,DJ Shok, Jay "Icepick" Jackson