On this day in 1998, The late Christopher Lee Rios, a.k.a. Big Pun released his highly anticipated debut album Capital Punishment. Fortunately it did not disappoint. It reached Platinum status & included the singles I'm Not A Player, Still Not A Player, You Came Up & Twinz (Deep Cover 98).
On this day in 1997, The Notorious B.I.G.'s single Hypnotize started a 7 week run on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles Chart. It also spent 3 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart & it peaked at #1 on the R&B Singles Chart.
On this day in 1994, legendary Atlanta based duo Outkast released their classic debut studio album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. This album reached Platinum status. It features the classic single Player's Ball as well as the title track (Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik).