Hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. releases their first album (1984)

‘Run–D.M.C.’ is their eponymous debut album released March 27, 1984.

Track Listing : 1.Hard Times (Jimmy Bralower, James B. Moore, Russell Simmons, Larry Smith, William Warring) – 03:52 . 2.Rock Box (Darryl Mcdaniels, Joseph Simmons, Larry Smith) – 05:30 . 3.Jam-Master Jay (Darryl Mcdaniels, Jason Mizell, Joseph Simmons, Larry Smith, Russell Simmons) – 03:11 . [Samples: Scratchin’ By Magic Disco Machine] . 4.Hollis Crew (Krush-Groove 2) (Darryl Mcdaniels, Joseph Simmons, Jason Mizell) – 03:12 . 5.Sucker M.C.’S (Krush-Groove 1) (N.S.Hardy, Jr., Darryl Mcdaniels, Joseph Simmons, Larry Smith) – 03:09 ( . [Samples: Live At The Disco Fever By Lovebug Starski] . 6.It’S Like That (Darryl Mcdaniels, Joseph Simmons, Larry Smith) – 04:50 . 7.Wake Up (Joseph Simmons, Larry Smith, Russell Simmons, Daniel Hayden) – 05:31 . 8.30 Days (Daniel Simmons, Larry Smith, James B. Moore) – 05:47 . 9.Jay’S Game (Joseph Simmons, Larry Smith, Jason Mizell, Russell Simmons) – 04:25

Glen E. Friedman

Musicians : Run–D.M.C. – Group . Darryl “D.M.C.” Mcdaniels – Group Member . Jason Mizell – Group Member, Scratching . Joseph “Run” Simmons – Group Member . Davy Dmx – Drum Programming, Guitar . Steve Loeb – Keyboards . Eddie Martinez – Guitar . Larry Smith – Drum Programming, Guitar (Bass), Keyboards

Production : Produced By Russell Simmons, Larry Smith . Kurtis Blow – Mixing . Randy Murray – Engineer . Elai Tubo – Mixing . Joseph M. Palmaccio – Mastering

Package : Cey Adams – Hand Lettering . Bill Adler – Liner Notes . Gene Bagnato – Photography . Josh Cheuse – Art Direction . Glen E. Friedman asterisques RVM – Photography . Howard Fritzson – Art Direction . Talib Haqq – Photography . Mister T – Design

Recorded In 1983 At Greene Street Recording (New York, New York).

Released On March 27, 1984 By Profile.


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Their first release, the 12-inch single “It’s Like That”/”Sucker MCs” inaugurated a revolution in rap. Released on Profile Records and produced by Kurtis Blow, it was the first rap single with a hard beat and stripped-down, no-nonsense delivery. […]

This is one of those rare albums that not only started a true music revolution, but has stood the test of time as one of the greatest albums ever recorded. That is a bold statementand I don’t make it lightly given all the great music (both rap and otherwise) that has been recorded over the last 100 years. […]

The video for their third single, ‘Rock Box’ (1983), received airplay on MTV, which was unusual for a black performer, rap or otherwise, at that time. Their self-titled first album, Run-D.M.C. (1984) was the first rap album to go goldand the album was dedicated to the slain Junebug, a DJ at the Disco Fever club. […]


‘Run–D.M.C.’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]M


Comments are closed.