On this day in the history of Hip-Hop, Death Row Records in conglomerate with Interscope Records released the soundtrack to the popular movie, Above the rim. This album, which won the Source award in 1995 for soundtrack of the year, featured so many hits that it could have been a compilation album only for the film.
Serving as executive producers on the project, Suge Knight and Dr. Dre selected one of the most popular movie soundtracks of all time. This album featured work from artists 2Pac, Warren G, SWV, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, The Lady of Rage, and more. Due to the popularity of the artists and the success of the film, the soundtrack sold 2,000,000 copies in the year of its release and peaked at # 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Although it fell short on the main chart, the album was able to grab that # 1 spot on the Billboard Top R & B / Hip Hop Albums chart. Here are some videos of the famous soundtrack to help refresh your memory of his greatness.