Run-DMC did not produce the first rap album. But 'Raising Hell' was easily the most successful rap record to that time, and its 1986 release opened rap/hip-hop to the mainstream, affecting teenagers all over America. They did not sing, and had little melody, but they rocked hard with heavy guitars and back beats. Here they discuss the inspiration behind their sound, and the collaborative effort with Aerosmith, 'Walk This Way', which merged rock and rap, paving the way for many of today's crossover artists.moreless
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