+ The world’s largest chamber festival, the Ottawa Chamberfest, starts on Thursday. Check out the must-see events here.
“On this day in music forty years ago, Run DMC released their rapturous and infections third album Raising Hell. In a time when hip hop was considered a fast-fading fad, Raising Hell would break this perception by selling over three million disks and achieving triple-platinum certification. Songs such as “It’s Tricky,” “My Adidas,” and “Walk this Way” have achieved legendary status in the hip hop world and entrench DMC as one of the most influential hip hop groups of all time.”