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Run-D.M.C.’s self-titled debut album “Run-D.M.C.” was the first hip-hop album to go gold

Run-D.M.C. (Released March 27, 1984), the debut album from Run-D.M.C. was the first hip-hop album to go gold. The album produced by Russell Simmons and Larry Smith, was released by Profile Records.

Run-D.M.C. peaked at No. 53 on the US Billboard 200 Chart, and No. 14 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. Run-D.M.C. was reissued by Arista Records in 1999 and 2003. An expanded and remastered edition was released in 2005 and contained 4 previously unreleased songs.

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Run-D.M.C.’s self-titled debut album “Run-D.M.C” was the first hip-hop album to go gold

“Run-D.M.C.” SIDE A tracklist

  1. “Hard Times”
  2. “Rock Box”
  3. “Jam-Master Jay”
  4. “Hollis Crew (Krush-Groove 2)”
  5. “Sucker M.C.’s (Krush-Groove 1)”

“Run-D.M.C.” SIDE B tracklist

  1. “It’s Like That”
  2. “Wake Up”
  3. “30 Days”
  4. “Jay’s Game”

“Run-D.M.C.” Deluxe edition tracklist

  1. “Rock Box (B-Boy Mix)”
  2. “Here We Go [Live at the Funhouse]”
  3. “Sucker M.C.’s (Live at Graffiti Rock)”
  4. “Russell & Larry Running at the Mouth”

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