On this day in Hip-Hop history, Run-D.M.C. released their third album Raising Hell.
On this day in 1986, Run-D.M.C. released their third album Raising Hell on Profile. The album was produced by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin. Aerosmith were featured as guests on the groundbreaking set.
Raising Hell spawned the singles "It's Tricky," which reached #57 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #21 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart; "My Adidas," which reached #33 on the Rap chart in 2000; "You Be Illin'," which peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100; and "Walk This Way," which peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album reached #3 on the Billboard 200 and became the first rap album to reach #1 on the R&B chart and be certified platinum by the RIAA.
Also on this day...
1990 - X Clan released their debut album To the East, Backwards on Island.
2001 - Cannibal Ox released their debut album The Cold Vein on Definitive Jux.