Run-DMC’s ‘Raising Hell’ to Be Added to Library of Congress
Run-DMC achieved another milestone in their legendary career. The group will have their classic album, Raising Hell, added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.
The hip-hop classic is deemed by the Congress to be “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” and is one of 25 records that will be added this year.
“The thing that I remember most about Raising Hell is that it was so much great energy that it was made very easily,” Reverend Run said in a statement on the Library of Congress’ website. “To think that something that just came out of my mouth and out of my creativity is being put on this level of honor just blows my mind.”
Raising Hell, which was released in 1986 and featured the classic rock-rap merger track, "Walk This Way" with Aerosmith, is also the first rap album to ever receive multi-platinum status.
Other rap albums previously added to the Congress include, “Straight Outta Compton” (N.W.A.) was added, and follows “Rapper’s Delight” (The Sugarhill Gang), “The Message” (Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five), The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill(Lauryn Hill) and Fear Of A Black Planet (Public Enemy).
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