On this day in 1996, A Tribe Called Quest released their fourth studio album Beats, Rhymes & Life. This is their most successful album to date as it was certified Platinum & topped both the Billboard's 200 Albums Chart and the R&B Albums chart. It includes the singles 1nce Again, Stressed Out as well as Jam.
On this day in 1997, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony released their third studio album The Art Of War. This album (like the previous one) sold over 4 million copies in the US & peaked at #1 on both the Billboard's Hot 200 Albums Chart & the R&B Albums Chart. It includes the singles Look Into My Eyes, Thug Luv and If I Could Teach The World.