This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History
 


This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History


July 30th - A Tribe Called Quest release their chart-topping, platinum-selling fourth album, “Beats, Rhymes And Life”, on Jive Records, on this day in 1996.

“Beats, Rhymes And Life” would feature production by Rashad Smith and The Ummah, a production collective consisting of Tribe’s Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad and the late, great Jay Dee.

The melancholy and laid back album was nominated for two Grammy Awards and contained the hit singles, “1nce Again”, featuring Tammy Lucas and “Stressed Out”, featuring Faith Evans.