There are many events in rap history that are either unknown or forgotten, from album releases to deaths to random ass events most of us can't even recall. As an attempt to remember those moments, Complex will share an event that helped shape hip-hop in a sometimes minor, sometimes major way. Join us as we look back on This Day in Rap History.
February 27, 1998
Back when Diddy went by Puff Daddy, he performed his single "It's All About the Benjamins" at The Soul Train Awards on February 27, 1998. The song premiered on DJ Clue's 1996 mixtape Holiday Holdup, originally only featuring Puff Daddy and The LOX (minus Styles P). Diddy then added a remixed version of the song to his 1997 debut album, No Way Out, which had new verses by Lil' Kim and The Notorious B.I.G. Since the earlier version of the track is was once hard to come by, the remix is considered the song's main version. However, in this clip, they actually perform the rock remix of the song.
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