This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History
 


This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History


August 30th – Mellow Man Ace releases his debut album, “Escape From Havana”, on Capitol Records, 25 years ago, on this day in 1989.

The album’s title was a reference to the Cuban born rapper’s birthplace.

Ace, who is Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog’s younger brother, was a pioneer in hip-hop for the Latino community as he easily rapped in both English and Spanish, sometimes in the same song.

This was evident on the album’s smash hit single “Mentirosa”.

“Mentirosa” brilliantly sampled the 1969 classic Santana hit “Evil Ways”.