It wasn't an over night sensation, much has been written about how the Albulm almost never made it made it, however it was the start of somehitng new....  An answer to his crtics, at the time, who  said he couldn't cut it any more, the then 22 year old released an Album, now recognised as a classic and a trend setter for it's use of samples. If you have never heard the song, you can hear it on the 90s station and for a while we will be putting it into rotation on the Hot 100. The video also won an MTV 1990 video of the year award and if you watch you can see why..  take a listen and hear why the song is still as strong 30 years on