This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

April 17th - K-Solo was born Kevin Madison in The Bronx, New York on this day in 1969.

K-Solo was member of EPMD’s musical collective known as The Hit Squad, which also included Das EFX, Redman and Keith Murray.

K-Solo released his debut album “Tell The World My Name” on Atlantic Records in 1990.

“Tell The World My Name” contained the cult classics “Your Mom’s In My Business” and “Spellbound”, which would later be sampled by r’n’b group Brownstone on their 1994 hit “If You Love Me”.

EPMD produced the album, as they did K-Solo’s follow-up set “Time’s Up” also on Atlantic.

Pete Rock, Sam Sneed and K-Solo himself also produced tracks on “Time’s Up” as well, which spawned the singles “I Can’t Hold It Back”, “Letterman” and “Fugitive”.

K-Solo also appeared in the 2004 Image Entertainment documentary “Beef II”.