This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History
 


This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History


September 16th – Run-DMC released their fourth album, “Tougher Than Leather”, on Profile Records, on this day in 1988.

The album, a follow-up to the group’s big commercial breakthrough album, 1986’s “Raising Hell”, featured some of the group’s classics like “Run’s House”, “Beats To The Rhyme” and a cover of The Monkees’ “Mary Mary”.

The album was an accompaniment of sorts to the New Line Cinema film of the same name directed by Rick Rubin and starring Run-DMC, released the same year.

The album was produced by Davey D, Rick Rubin, Run’s brother Russell Simmons and Run-DMC as well.