This Day in Hip Hop and Rap History
Host: Chuck D w/ Duke Eatmon & Ron Maskell
May 2nd, 2012
May 2nd – Mercury Records releases the soundtrack to the 1995 Gramercy Pictures film “Panther” on this day in 1995.
The film, a biopic about the Black Panther Party For Self-Defense, was released the same year and was directed by Mario Van Peebles and starred Marcus Chong, Kadeem Hardison and Bokeem Woodbine.
The soundtrack featured performances by many hip-hop artists including; Biggie Smalls, Black Sheep, Busta Rhymes, Digable Planets, Salt ‘N’ Pepa, Yo Yo, and Da Lench Mob amongst others.