1989 in hip hop music

This article summarizes the events, album releases, and album release dates in hip hop music for the year 1989.

List of years in hip hop music
The Cactus Album by 3rd Bass is considered a critically acclaimed record that earned an RIAA gold certification.

Released albumsEdit

Release Date[1] Artist Album
January 1 The Fat Boys On and On
January 23 Tone Lōc Lōc-ed After Dark
January 31 Kwamé Kwamé the Boy Genius: Featuring a New Beginning
February 7 2 Live Crew As Nasty As They Wanna Be
February 20 MC Twist & The Def Squad Comin' Thru Like Warriors
February 22 Gigolo Tony Ain't It Good To Ya
March 3 De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising
March 12 Geto Boys Grip It! On That Other Level
March 14 Kool G Rap & DJ Polo Road to the Riches
April 25 Oaktown's 357 Wild & Loose
May 14 S. F. C. Listen Up
May 16 Nice & Smooth Nice & Smooth
Special Ed Youngest in Charge
May 23 Chill Rob G Ride the Rhythm
May 30 Kool Moe Dee Knowledge Is King
June 6 Gang Starr No More Mr. Nice Guy
June 9 LL Cool J Walking with a Panther
June 12 Heavy D & The Boyz Big Tyme
June 19 Breeze The Young Son Of No One
July Antoinette Who's the Boss?
July 4 Boogie Down Productions Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop
July 25 Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique
August 1 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better
EPMD Unfinished Business
Schoolly D Am I Black Enough for You?
August 8 Cool C I Gotta Habit
August 16 Tuff Crew Back to Wreck Shop
August 29 Mellow Man Ace Escape from Havana
Doctor Ice The Mic Stalker
September 5 Young MC Stone Cold Rhymin'
September 19 Big Daddy Kane It's a Big Daddy Thing
September 27 Donald D Notorious
October 3 MC Lyte Eyes on This
October 10 Biz Markie The Biz Never Sleeps
Ice-T The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say!
October 17 Sir Mix-a-Lot Seminar
October 24 Craig G The Kingpin
October 31 DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince And in This Corner...
Roxanne Shanté Bad Sister
Freddie Foxxx Freddie Foxxx Is Here
November 7 Jungle Brothers Done by the Forces of Nature
Queen Latifah All Hail the Queen
November 14 3rd Bass The Cactus Album
Def Jef Just a Poet with a Soul
November 17 Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock The Incredible Base
December 5 The New Style Independent Leaders
December 21 Willie D Controversy
Unknown Blackmale Let It Swing
Unknown D-Boy Rodriguez Plantin' a Seed
Unknown Esham Boomin' Words from Hell
Unknown Chill Rob G Ride the Rhythm
Unknown Divine Styler Word Power
Unknown Hot Day It's My Day
Unknown King Sun XL
Unknown Stezo Crazy Noise
Unknown Tone Def Crew Grand Def Audio
Unknown Maestro Fresh Wes Symphony in Effect
Unknown Michael Peace Vigilante of Hope
Unknown The Jaz Word to the Jaz
Unknown Tuff Crew Back To Wreck Shop
Unknown Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five Piano
Unknown LA Dream Team Back to Black
Unknown Jesse West No Prisoners
Unknown Ms. Melodie Diva
Unknown Nu-Sounds Mackin'
Unknown DJ Chuck Chillout & Kool Chip Masters of Rhythm
Unknown Priority One Total Chaos
Unknown Positively Black Positively Black
Unknown Jesse West No Prisoners
Unknown Louie Louie Deadlier Than Ever
Unknown Magnetic Force 12-52-365
Unknown Tony M.F. Rock Let Me Take You To The Rockhouse
Unknown Jay Love Get Into It
Unknown The W.I.S.E. Guys eF yoU eN Kay E
Unknown UTFO Doin' It
Unknown T La Rock On a Warpath
Unknown Chubb Rock And the Winner Is... (with Howie Tee)
Unknown Just-Ice The Desolate One
Unknown Black, Rock and Ron Stop the World
Unknown DJ Magic Mike DJ Magic Mike & The Royal Posse
Unknown Kings Of Pressure Slang Teacher
Unknown Vicious Beat Posse Legalized Dope
Unknown Mac Dre Young Black Brotha
Unknown Redhead Kingpin and the F.B.I. A Shade of Red
Unknown Success-n-Effect In the Hood

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Top 75 Hip-Hop Albums of 1989".