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 some minor way. Join us as we look back on This Day in Rap History.
March 22, 1994
Above the Rim: The Soundtrack was released under Death Row Records and Interscope Records on March 22, 1994, one day before the movie hit theaters. It included 18 tracks and featured a few hip-hop heavyweights, like Warren G, Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, and 2Pac—who also starred in the film. Three songs. including 2Pac's "Pain," were included as bonus tracks on the cassette version. The album won the award for Soundtrack of the Year at the 1995 Source Awards.
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