This Day in Music – 1986: Run DMC releases Raising Hell

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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.

Run DMC – “Walk this Way” (feat. Aerosmith)


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Editorial Assistant Weiyu Dang currently lives in Montreal because of his intense affection for the STM. While he attends McGill to pursue a double major in English and History, Young Wei purposefully lives far from school to capitalize on the metro commute potential. Musical interests include Bartok, Hard Bop, and YG. Weiyu worked for La Scena Musicale from July 4th to August 1st, 2016.

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