This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

August 27th – LL Cool J releases his classic fourth album, “Mama Said Knock You Out”, on Def Jam Records, on this day in 1990.

The multi-platinum selling set was produced by Marley Marl.

Bobby “Bobcat” Ervin co-produced the classic title track, which was a chart-topping, gold-selling single which also earned LL a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.

“Mama Said Knock You Out” also spawned another four classic hit singles, “The Boomin’ System”, “6 Minutes Of Pleasure”, “To Da Break Of Dawn” and “Around The Way Girl”.

The album, which was recorded at Marley Marl’s home studio, where LL lived during the recording process, also contained classic album cuts like “Milky Cereal”, “Jingling Baby (Remixed But Still Jingling)”, “Illegal Search”, “Mr. Good Bar”, “Cheesy Rat Blues” and “The Power Of God”.

“Mama Said Knock You Out” was one of LL Cool J’s most popular albums ever.