Congrats to the winner of my first How Did You Know? Trivia Hunt! Neil Konouchi was one of many who had all the answers correct, but he was the first, so he gets the bragging rights and t-shirt/book of his choice from our store. Below you'll find his e-mail containing the answers and the logic.
Thanks also to the dozens who e-mailed in critique and support. Muchly appreciated as we refine for round two coming toward the end of the month. So stay tuned...
Neil Konouchi wrote:
I'm sure I'm too late, but here are my answers!
"The Beastie Boys were the first rap artists to record an album that went to #1 on the Billboard charts. It was called 'Licensed To Ill'."
Each song was sampled/used by The Beastie Boys.
Mr Ed Theme - Time To Get Ill. When The Levee Breaks - Rhymin' & Stealin. Down On The Corner - Time To Get Ill. Just Like Tom Thumb Blues - Finger Lickin' Good. I Fought The Law - Rhymin' & Stealin'
The first video (Sesame Street) only contained the number 2, while all the others contained "To Record" (or "2 record")
All the albums listed went to #1 on the Billboard charts. Michael
Jackson - Thriller, Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill, U2 - The
Joshua Tree, Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
The album "Licensed To Ill" is the first rap album to go to #1.