#ThrowbackThursdays: Run-DMC "Raising Hell" Becomes 1, Platinum-Selling Hip Hop Album In 1986

HipHop News Posted on July 18, 2019 at 2:00am

#ThrowbackThursdays: Run-DMC "Raising Hell" Becomes 1, Platinum-Selling Hip Hop Album In 1986

#DXCLUSIVE: Russell Simmons looks back on the co-production of the LP.

The July 15, 1986 – 1986 was a crucial year for Run-DMC. In May, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Rev Run unleashed their third studio album, Raising Hell, which gave rise to the now classic singles "My Adidas," "it Is Difficult", "You Be Illin "and" Walk this Way."

The 4 of July Run-DMC dropped their groundbreaking collaboration with Aerosmith, "Walk this Way", which marked the first rock-rap hybrid song. The video that accompanies it, literally, broke down barriers, that DMC recently explained to HipHopDX. .centered-ad {

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"When Steven Tyler takes the mic stand and knocks down the wall that separates us, that didn't just happen in the video — that happened in the real world!", he said to DX earlier this month.

Approximately two months after its launch, Raising Hell became the first Hip Hop album ever to go platinum. In April of 1987, the project was certified 3x platinum by the RIAA. Produced by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin — the


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