In 1987, their debut album, Licensed To Ill, became the first rap album to hit #1 in the US. It went on to sell over 10 million copies in America; their next four albums sold at least 2 million each.
They started their own record label, Grand Royal, in 1993 with Luscious Jackson the first signing; they shut it down due to financial difficulty in 2001. Other artists on the label included Sean Lennon and Atari Teenage Riot.
Early on, they were a hardcore band, but the rapping soon became the focus of their shows. Kate Shellenbach (later of Luscious Jackson) and John Barry were also in the group when they started.
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