On this day in 1988, Boogie Down Productions released their 2nd album By All Means Necessary. This was a very trying time for KRS-One. The reason being that BDP member DJ Scott LaRock was killed during the recording of this project, over a dispute involving fellow BDP member D-Nice. Nevertheless, KRS managed to soldier on and finish the album and it reached Gold Status. It includes the singles Stop The Violence, My Philosophy and 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 & peaked at #3 on Billboard's Hot 200 Albums Chart. It also earned the group the first ever Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 1996 Awards Ceremony. This album includes the singles Craziest, Feel Me Flow and Clap Yo Hands.