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.

March 3, 1989

On March 3, 1989, De La Soul released their debut album 3 Feet High and Rising. The album generated a few of the group's popular singles, including "Me Myself and I," "The Magic Number," "Buddy," and "Eye Know." 3 Feet High and Rising has been a regular on "greatest albums" lists, including Rolling Stones' 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. In 2010, the album was added to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress—an honor achieved by only one other rap album; Public Enemy's Fear of a Black Planet.

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