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RE-RELEASE. Run-DMC. Raising Hell

Publicat in: 14.09.2017, 06:40AM
Autor: Richard Constantinidi
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Etichete: Get On Down, Raising Hell, Run-dmc
RE-RELEASE. Run-DMC. Raising Hell
Artist: Run-DMC
Title:Raising Hell
Label: Get On Down

Up until 'Raising Hell', the rap juggernaut we know as Run-DMC was still in its building and breaking-down-doors phase. In 1986 that changed, and in a dramatic way. With their third long-player, the group had reached the mountaintop. It was THE record that proved hip-hop wasn't a fad.
 
'Raising Hell' marked an important and significant new era for the group. Leaving producer Larry Smith for up-and-coming sonic innovator
Rick Rubin (still co-produced by Run's brother Russell Simmons), they began to fully transition not only their own sound, but the sound of the entire genre. Less live playing - with some exceptions - and a slicker, tighter sonic attack.
 
Musical aesthetics aside, though, at their core they stayed true to the essence of Hip-Hop: two turntables and a microphone, or two. It's impossible to talk about the album without its worldwide smash, 'Walk This Way', which hit #4 on the Billboard pop charts and saw the group digging in the rock crates to summon Aerosmith in the flesh, combining Steven Tyler and Joe Perry's musicianship with the group's own take on the '70s classic. The song's video cemented Run-DMC as legit MTVidols, and both groups rode its wave to new heights.
 
Beyond 'Walk This Way', the platter is full to the hilt with undeniable classic singles: 'You Be Illin'''It's Tricky', 'Peter Piper' and the fashion-world shifting 'My Adidas'. Each song was new proof that Run-DMC's sound was indeed new, but still familiar, and full of the energy, charisma and innovation that drew fans to their first two LPs.
 
Aside from the singles, the reason the album stands up so well is the fact that there is virtually no filler. 'Proud To Be Black' remains a pioneering and underrated cut when people talk about "conscious" Hip-Hop. And to make sure they never lost the streets that gave them their start, 'Hit It Run', 'Son Of Byford', 'Is It Live' and 'Perfection' all bring it back to the group's early days in the park.
 
Besides the triple platinum status the album achieved, it was more than just a pop smash. It signalled a new era for rap music, and it was the no-turning- back point for the entire genre. This was the beginning of what we now call the Golden Era, and it still sounds as fresh today as it did three decades ago.

Peter Piper
It's Tricky
My Adidas
Walk This Way
It Is Live
Perfection
Hit It Run
Raising Hell
You Be Illin'
Dumb Girl
Son Of Byford
Proud To Be Black
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