Today in Hip-Hop: Positive K Drops ‘The Skills Dat Pay da Bills’ Album
On this day, Nov. 3, in hip-hop history...
1992: 25 years ago on Nov. 3, 1992, Positive K dropped his debut album, The Skills Dat Pay da Bills. Born Darryl Gibson, the Bronx native caught attention with his duet with legendary rapper MC Lyte on "I'm Not Havin' It," but it was his lead single "I Got A Man" that took him for promising underground rapper to mainstream.
"I Got a Man" was a hit, landing the top spot on the rap singles chart in 1993 and reaching No. 14 on Billboard Top 100. The Skills Dat Pay da Bills was worked on by Big Daddy Kane, Jazzy Jay, Silver D., L.G. and Laz-E-Laz. Even though his two biggest hits "I Got a Man" and "I'm Not Havin It" were on lighter subjects, the album had a hardcore edge to it. Just take a listen to Big Daddy Kane-produced cuts "Nightshift," "Carhoppers" and "One 2 the Head."
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