Run DMC set to reissue 4 classic albums
Posted on September 2, 2005 by Jamie Slaughter
The legendary rap group Run-DMC, reponsible for bringing rap into the public mainstream and raising awareness for this genre of music are ready to re-release their first 4 albums which will include 4-5 bonus tracks on each album, demos, live performances, single B-sides, remixes and radio spots, most of the aforementioned previously unreleased.
From the first beats of 1983?s ?It?s Like That,? their debut single, Run-DMC ignited a revolution that brought hip-hop into the front-line, across television barriers, into the RIAA platinum realm, and straight ahead to the mash-ups that are today?s new frontiers of rap and rock. It all starts with Run-DMC?s first 4 albums, 1980s classics which have been newly remastered as expanded editions.
Arriving in stores September 6th on Profile/Arista/Legacy, a division of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, are deluxe digipaks of RUN-D.M.C. (1984), the 20th anniversary special edition of KING OF ROCK (1985), RAISING HELL (1986), and TOUGHER THAN LEATHER (1988).
These reissues will also include all new liner notes from key MCs, producers and celebrities like 50 Cent, Chuck D, DJ Red Alert, Chris Rock, and Eminem.