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Raising Hell

Raising Hell is a 1986 (see 1986 in music) album by old school rappers Run-D.M.C.. Their breakthrough album, Raising Hell set new standards for what was possible for a hip hop group, going triple-platinum and receiving critical attention from quarters that had previously ignored hip hop as a silly fad that would soon disappear.

Most important of the tracks on Raising Hell is the collaboration with Aerosmith, "Walk This Way[?]". While the song was not the first fusion of rock and hip hop, it was the first to do so and sell well. Run-D.M.C.'s degree of penetration into mainstream markets was unprecedented for a hip hop act previously.

Raising Hell peaked at #1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip Hop Album chart, and at #6 on the Billboard 200.

Track listing

  1. Peter Piper - 3:25
  2. It's Tricky - 3:03
  3. My Adidas (McDaniels/Rubin) - 2:47
  4. Walk This Way - 5:11
  5. Is It Live - 3:06
  6. Perfection - 2:52
  7. Hit It Run - 3:10
  8. Raising Hell - 5:31
  9. You Be Illin' - 3:26
  10. Dumb Girl - 3:31
  11. Son of Byford - :27
  12. Proud to Be Black - 3:14

Charting singles Billboard Music Charts (North America)

 1986	Walk This Way	The Billboard Hot 100	                No. 4
 1986	You Be Illin	The Billboard Hot 100	                No. 29
 1986	My Adidas	Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks        No. 5
 1986	Walk This Way	Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks        No. 8
 1986	You Be Illin	Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks        No. 12
 1986	Walk This Way	Hot Dance Music/Club Play	        No. 6
 1986	You Be Illin	Hot Dance Music/Club Play	        No. 44
 1986	My Adidas	Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales	No. 10
 1986	Walk This Way	Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales	No. 13
 1987	It s Tricky	The Billboard Hot 100	                No. 57
 1987	It s Tricky	Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks	No. 21
 1987	It s Tricky	Hot Dance Music/Club Play	        No. 30
 1987	It s Tricky	Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales	No. 47
 1987	You Be Illin'	Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks	No. 50
 1987	You Be Illin'	The Billboard Hot 100	                No. 35
 2000	My Adidas	Hot Rap Singles	                        No. 33



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