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On this day, West Coast icons Digital Underground and Xzibit released noteworthy albums. Also, Eric Benet, Keyshia Cole and Ginuwine celebrate birthdays.
T.I. Gets ‘Serious’ on His Debut Album: October 9 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Atlanta rhymers T.I. and Bubba Sparxxx released their debut albums and Flo Rida got 'Low' with his first hit single.
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On this day, Don Cornelius becomes the conductor of 'Soul Train' and Ja Rule releases his most successful album, 'Pain Is Love.'
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On 'Tha Carter V' album, Weezy samples several classic songs from G. Dep, 2 Chainz, Dr. Dre and more.
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‘Living Single’ Breaks the Glass Ceiling on Fox: August 22 in Hip-Hop History
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