This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History
 


This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History


May 24th – Jeru The Damaja releases his classic debut album, “The Sun Rises In The East”, on PayDay Records, on this day in 1994.

“The Sun Rises In The East” was produced by Gang Starr’s DJ Premier.

Jeru was a member of The Gang Starr Foundation musical collective.

Many have called “The Sun Rises In The East”, Premier’s best work ever as a producer.

“The Sun Rises In The East” produced the classic hits “Come Clean”, “D Original” and “You Can’t Stop The Prophet”.

“You Can’t Stop The Prophet’s” Japanese style animation music video was hugely popular.

Fellow Gang Starr Foundation member Afu-Ra would guest on the track “Mental Stamina”.

Jeru’s debut would be considered by critics and fans alike, the Brooklyn, New York MC’s finest work ever.

The album’s innovative and unique production style by Premier would be idolized and praised by many until this day.

“The Sun Rises In The East” would contain 5% and Rasta doctrine combined with witty rhymes and clever lyrics that make it one of the finest works ever in hip-hop history.