In Hip Hop History Today “Lil Wayne released Tha Block Is Hot” November 2, 1999
Tha Block Is Hot is the debut studio album by hip hop recording artist Lil Wayne; it was released on November 2, 1999, by Cash Money Records. The album is nearly free of profanity, due to his mother’s wishes. The album debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 229,500 copies in its first week, and selling 117,000 copies in its second week. On December 10, 1999, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over one million copies in the United States. By 2012 it had sold over 1.4 million copies. Listen to Tha Block Is Hot above.