On this present day in hip-hop and R&B historical past, uber-producer Teddy Riley was born, Prince launched the very best album his early profession, Vanilla Ice equipped for his massive display screen debut and Destiny’s Child launched an emotional basic.
1980: Prince reveals his Dirty Mind
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 bare-bones funk-pop that earned him the very best critiques his profession to this point. Dirty Mind 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.
Dirty Mind's taboo-busting tracks like “Do It All Night”, "Head" and "Sister" put Prince on the trail to the controversy that will encompass the discharge "Darling Nikki" 4 years later. (It’s no coincidence that Dirty Mind’s follow-up is titled Controversy.) Dirty Mind additionally included one the purest pop tracks Prince’s profession, "When You Were 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 the Revolution, Prince hit the street to tour Dirty Mind, constructing his repute as an exceptional stay performer and rising his fanbase in areas the U.S. he had by no means earlier than explored.
1991: Vanilla Ice’s Cool as Ice soundtrack drops
After the huge success Vanilla Ice had in 1990 — his single “Ice Ice Baby” was the primary rap No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and italbum, To the Extreme, topped the Billboard Top 200 for 16 weeks — it made excellent sense, by Hollywood logic, that Vanilla Ice might carry a movement image. The moviegoing public, nonetheless, disagreed.
Vanilla Ice's debut film, titled Cool as Ice, tells the story Johnny Van Owen, a freewheeling, yellow motorcycle-riding, sunglasses-wearing rapper. It was a complete field fice bomb, and it retains a lowly eight % ranking on Rotten Tomatoes.
Cool as Ice was launched on Oct. 18, however the soundtrack dropped 10 days earlier. A compilation music from the movie, the Cool as Ice soundtrack has 4 tracks credited to Vanilla himself, with the others coming from a number artists together with jazz bass legend Stanley Clarke. At the time writing, the soundtrack is at present unavailable on most streaming companies.
2001: Destiny’s Child launch “Emotion”
Between 2000 and 2001 all Destiny's Child's singles hit the Billboard prime three. “Emotion” ended that streak, even when it did attain a really respectable No. 10. It was additionally their first single since 1999 to not obtain platinum certification. The observe was a canopy a tune launched by Samantha Sang in 1978, when it did attain No. three on the Hot 100. Though it was recorded by Sang, “Emotion” was written by Barry and Robin Gibb the Bee Gees, and Barry contributes his signature concord vocals on her recording.
None this makes “Emotion” any much less vital. It’s a special variety tune than “Independent Women," “Bootylicious," et al. The somber ballad, laced with lush vocal harmonies and a mild acoustic guitar was carried out by the group on the 2001 Soul Train Awards as a tribute to Aaliyah, who handed away earlier that yr.
1967: New jack swing pioneer Teddy Riley is born
Born on Oct. eight, 1967, Teddy Riley displayed musical presents from a younger age, producing rapper Kool Moe Dee’s “Go See the Doctor” and Doug E. Fresh’s “The Show” whereas nonetheless a minor. Over time he crafted his trademark mix hip-hop beats, R&B melodies and gospel harmonies that will go on to rule the airwaves for greater than a decade.
He then spent the previous couple of years as a member the group Guy, defining what would come to be referred to as “new jack swing”—a lot so that he’s ten credited with inventing the style himself. That led to co-writing and co-producing half Michael Jackson's Dangerous, together with the main hit “Remember the Time."
Riley additionally scored a string hits together with his new group, Blackstreet, and found one other pair main producers, the Neptunes. In 2018, Teddy Riley was praised as a hero, and prominently thanked throughout an Album the Year Grammy acceptance speech by Bruno Mars, who was additionally born Oct. eight.