On this day in 1988, Boogie Down Productions released their second album By All Means Necessary. This was an extremely rough period for the crew, especially KRS-One. His DJ Scott La Rock was shot & killed during the recording of this album over a beef involving fellow BDP member D-Nice. This album includes the songs My Philosophy & I'm Still #1.
On this day in 1995, Naughty By Nature released their fourth studio album (their third under the name Naughty By Nature) Poverty's Paradise. This album was Certified Gold & earned the group a Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Rap Album. It includes the singles Craziest, Clap Yo Hands & Feel Me Flow.
On this day in 1989, Old School Pioneer Kool Moe Dee released his third album Knowledge Is King. This album was Certified Gold. It's his highest charting album to date having peaked at #25 on Billboard's Hot 200 Albums Chart. It features the singles They Want Money, Let's Go & I Go To Work.