“Raising Hell” is the 3rd Album by Run–D.M.C. released on July 18th, 1986.
The Album was a breakthrough for not only the band, but for Hip Hop Music!
Raising Hell became the 1st Hip Hop Album to achieve Platinum Sales, and the 1st Rap Album to reach Number 1 on the Billboard R&B Charts, peaking at Number 6 on The Billboard 200.
It broke all perceptions of commercial viability and received widespread critical acclaim from publications that previously ignored the genre, which dismissed it as a passing fad.
Raising Hell features the well-known cover "Walk This Way" featuring Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith. It became the 1st Rap Song to crack the Top 5 of The Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 4.. Their version of "Walk This Way" actually charted higher than the original version!
The song and accompanying music video also marked a major comeback for Aerosmith, as they had been largely out of mainstream pop culture for several years while members were battling drug and alcohol addiction along with key members having left the band. Their 1985 comeback album, Done with Mirrors, had also flopped. Aerosmith followed up "Walk This Way" with a string of multi-platinum albums and Top 40 hits, starting with the album Permanent Vacation and single "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" in 1987. "Walk This Way" was ranked Number 4 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop". This version of the song is currently ranked as the 110th greatest Song of All Time!
Raising Hell is ranked Number 123 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time!
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