Editors’ Notes Raising Hell is a showpiece for Run-DMC’s otherworldly rap skills: The rhymes flow fast and furious, starting with scratch-propelled opener “Peter Piper.” When they pose the question, “How devastating can an MC be?” the answer is as obvious as Jam Master Jay’s sharp DJ cuts. The jumpsuit-clad hip-hop pioneers are as adept mixing it up with rock ‘n’ roll (“It’s Tricky”) as asserting cultural consciousness (“Proud to Be Black”) on an album thick with clever jazz-funk samples and the illest 808 kicks and snares. The energy doesn’t let up for a minute, even as it climaxes on their Aerosmith collab “Walk This Way.”

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Peter Piper
1
3:23
 
It's Tricky
2
3:03
 
My Adidas
3
2:47
 
Walk This Way (feat. Aerosmith)
4
5:09
 
Is It Live
5
3:07
 
Perfection
6
2:52
 
Hit It Run
7
3:10
 
Raising Hell
8
5:32
 
You Be Illin'
9
3:25
 
Dumb Girl
10
3:31
 
Son of Byford
11
0:27
 
Proud to Be Black
12
3:15