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In July 1986, Run DMC released their 3rd studio album “Raising Hell”. The record was produced by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin – and featured the worldwide hits “Walk This Way” and "It's Tricky". “Raising Hell” was an immediate success which took hip hop culture from relative obscurity to beginnings of a global phenomenon. TIME magazine called it "rap's first masterpiece" and included in their 100 greatest records of all time.
In this edition of “25”- Xfm pays tribute to the 25th anniversary of this landmark album and the band that brought hip hop to the mainstream… Run DMC.
XFM 25; July 2011 “Raising Hell” by Run DMC
Presenter; Ian Camfield
Producer; Sam Coley
Assistant Producer; S-Endz
Exec. Producers; Andy Ashton, Mike Walsh