This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

October 30th – Monie Love releases her classic debut album, “Down To Earth”, on Warner Bros. Records, on this day in 1990.

Monie Love was a member of The Native Tongues Posse, which also consisted of De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, The Jungle Brothers and several others.

The cover of “Down To Earth” resembled that of De La Soul’s debut album “3 Feet High And Rising” with its hippy-ish daisies and flowers as evidenced on De La’s concept of “Da Daisy Age”, an acronym for “DA Inner Sound Y’all”.

“Down To Earth” was produced by Jerry Callendar, Andy Cox, Richie Fermie, David Steele, Dancin’ Danny D as well as by The Beatnuts and Afrika Baby Bam of The Jungle Brothers, both from The Native Tongues.

“Down To Earth” contained a slew of singles, including, “Ring My Bell”, “Grandpa’s Party”, “I Can Do This”, the title track, and the hits, “Monie In The Middle” and “It’s A Shame (My Sister)”.

Both tracks were nominated for Grammy Awards.