Oct. 8 in Hip-Hop Historical past

On at the present time in hip-hop and R&B historical past, uber-producer Teddy Riley was born, Prince launched one of the best album of his early profession, Vanilla Ice equipped for his massive display debut and Future’s Little one launched an emotional basic.

1980: Prince reveals his Soiled Thoughts

One yr after his self-titled sophomore album earned him a spot on Dick Clark’s healthful TV present American Bandstand, Prince dropped a grimy assortment of bare-bones funk-pop that earned him one of the best critiques of his profession up to now. Soiled Thoughts marked the primary time that Prince utterly reworked his sound and elegance, one thing that he would do repeatedly all through his profession to nice impact.

Soiled Thoughts‘s taboo-busting tracks like “Do It All Night time”, “Head” and “Sister” put Prince on the trail to the controversy that may encompass the discharge of “Darling Nikki” 4 years later. (It’s no coincidence that Soiled Thoughts’s follow-up is titled Controversy.) Soiled Thoughts additionally included one of many purest pop tracks of Prince’s profession, “When You Have been Mine,” which might go onto be successful for Cyndi Lauper. (Prince himself by no means launched it as a single.)

With a band that includes three future members of the Revolution, Prince hit the highway to tour Soiled Thoughts, constructing his fame as an exceptional dwell performer and rising his fanbase in areas of the U.S. he had by no means earlier than explored.


1991: Vanilla Ice’s Cool as Ice soundtrack drops

After the large success Vanilla Ice had in 1990 — his single “Ice Ice Child” was the primary rap No. 1 on the Billboard Scorching 100, and italbum, To the Excessive, topped the Billboard High 200 for 16 weeks — it made good sense, by Hollywood logic, that Vanilla Ice may carry a movement image. The moviegoing public, nonetheless, disagreed.

Vanilla Ice’s debut film, titled Cool as…

Oct. 8 in Hip-Hop Historical past