This Day in Hip Hop History

"Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" by Wu-Tang Clan

"Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" by Wu-Tang Clan

Today, November 9, like yesterday, was a great day for Hip Hop. Just like yesterday, Daily $wagg presents a pair of Hip Hop classics that dropped the same day, a pair of Birthdays, and possibly the most important song in Rap history that all celebrate their anniversary today. First off, on this day in 1993, A Tribe Called Quest dropped their third album and classic Midnight Marauders while Wu-Tang Clan dropped their debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The magazine, Ego Trip, has even named the two classics as #2 & #1 on their Hip Hop’s 25 Greatest Albums by Year 1980–98. Both albums have achieved limited commercial success but are largely considered pillars in 90’s Rap. Also today, Daily $wagg wishes southern pioneer and lead member of the Geto Boys, Scarface, a Happy 41st Birthday, as well as 80’s teenage rapper, Roxanne Shante, a Happy 42nd. Lastly, today 32 years ago, the song that changed the world of music and borderline birthed Hip Hop as we know it was released. Sugarhill Gang released “Rapper’s Delight”. “Rapper’s Delight” is largely considered the song that popularized Hip Hop and brought it to mainstream America. The infamous 14 minute and 37 second track is an icon in the world of Hip Hop and music. Personally, I can recall hearing the song in 6th grade, largely influencing my own opions of music. Therefore, we are all grateful for Sugarhill Gang’s monumental contribution to the Hip Hop world.

Vinyl Copy of "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang (I Own One)

Vinyl Copy of "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang (I Own One)

 

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