On this day in Hip-Hop history, Run-D.M.C. released their fourth album Tougher Than Leather.
On this day in 1988, Run-D.M.C. released their fourth album Tougher Than Leather on Profile. The album was self-produced along with production from Davy D and Rick Rubin. The album was an accompaniment to the New Line Cinema crime film of the same name that starred Run-D.M.C. and was directed by Rick Rubin.
Tougher Than Leather spawned the classic hits "Run's House," "Beats to the Rhyme," and "Mary, Mary," which was a Monkee's cover. The album reached #9 on the Billboard 200. It peaked at #2 on the R&B chart. It was certified platinum by the RIAA.
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1994 - Tha Mexakinz released their debut album Zig Zag on Motown.