Date: November 9

"Today, November 9, marks the 20th anniversary of the release of A Tribe Called Quest’s classic third album, Midnight Marauders. Always ahead of the game when it came to cover art, Q-Tip, Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed Muhammad pulled out all the stops for this one, making three different album covers, each one featuring an array of photos of their favorite faces. The faces of their friends and peers in hip-hop."—Complex Magazine

"It was twenty years ago today... when the Wu-Tang Clan dropped their seminal debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). One of the best rap albums ever, it laid the foundation for an empire. In the years since, the original nonet (now an octet, following the 2004 death of Ol' Dirty Bastard) has released four more official albums, while each individual member gone on to their own solo career and side projects—and a number of Wu-Tang affiliates have sprouted forth beneath the Staten Island group's banner."—Paul Cantor