The kings Of Rock: Run-DMC's "Raising Hell," Added to National Recording Registry
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Washington, DC – Each year, the Librarian of Congress selects 25 recordings deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". On Wednesday (March 21), Run-DMC's breakthrough album, Raising Hell, he was admitted into the Libray Of Congress ' National Recording Registry.
"The thing I remember the most from Raising Hell is that it was so much great energy that makes it very easily," Run-DMC's Reverend Run said in a statement at the Library of Congress website. "To think that something that came out of my mouth and my creativity has been put into this level of honor blows my mind."
Raising Hell was a milestone album of Run-DMC and Hip-Hop as a whole. The LP was the first rap album to be certified multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. We also had the Aerosmith-assisted crossover hit "Walk this Way", which became the first Hip Hop song to break the Top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100.
The induction of Raise Hell occurs a year after N. W. a Straight Outta Compton was added to the National Recording Registry. Sugarhill Gang "Rapper's Delight," Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five "The Message", Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and Public Enemy's Fear of A Black Planet are among other Hip-Hop recordings to be selected by the Library Of Congress.