The Essential Run-D.M.C.

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The Essential Run-D.M.C
The Essential Run-D.M.C.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedOctober 30, 2012
RecordedAugust 5, 1983
GenreRap
Length1:53:00
Label
Run-DMC chronology
Ultimate Run–D.M.C.
(2003)
The Essential Run-D.M.C
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
PopMatters7/10 stars[2]

The Essential Run-D.M.C is a two-disc compilation album by American hip hop group Run-DMC, released on October 30, 2012.[3] It is a part of Sony BMG's Essential series of compilation albums and includes selections from Run-DMC's back catalog from 1983 through 2001.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Originally fromLength
1."Sucker M.C.'s (Krush-Groove 1)"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Nathaniel S. Hardy, Jr., Terrance Balfour, Larry SmithRun–D.M.C. (1984)3:10
2."They Call Us Run-D.M.C."Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Jason MizellTougher Than Leather (1988)2:56
3."Peter Piper"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph SimmonsRaising Hell (1986)3:22
4."Rock Box (7" Version)"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Larry SmithRun-DMC (1984)4:08
5."Beats To The Rhyme"Dwayne SimonTougher Than Leather (1988)2:40
6."Ooh, Whatcha Gonna Do"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph SimmonsDown With the King (1993)3:06
7."Dumb Girl"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Russell SimmonsRaising Hell (1986)3:33
8."Mary, Mary"Michael NesmithTougher Than Leather (1988)3:15
9."The School of Old" (featuring Kid Rock)Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Russell Simmons, Larry Smith, Brian Potter, Carlos Santana, Chris Davies, David Margen, Dennis Lambert, Greg Walker, Robert James RitchieCrown Royal (2001)3:19
10."King Of Rock (7" Version)"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Russell Simmons, Larry Smith, Jason MizellKing of Rock (1985)4:39
11."Together Forever (Krush-Groove 4)" (Live at Hollis Park 1984)Darryl McDaniels, Joseph SimmonsTogether Forever: Greatest Hits 1983–1991 (1991)3:34
12."My Adidas"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph SimmonsRaising Hell (1986)2:47
13."Hollis Crew (Krush-Groove 2)"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Russell Simmons, Larry Smith, Jason MizellRun–D.M.C. (1984)3:12
14."Back From Hell (Remix)"Stanley BrownBack from Hell (1991)4:59
15."Pause (12" Version)"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Jason MizellBack from Hell (1991)6:06
Total length:0:54:53

Disc two[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Originally fromLength
1."Down With The King" (featuring Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth)Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Corey Penn, Peter Phillips, James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt MacDermotDown with the King (1993)5:02
2."Walk This Way" (featuring Aerosmith)Steven Tyler, Joe PerryRaising Hell (1986)3:37
3."Christmas In Hollis"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Jason MizellTougher Than Leather (1988)2:58
4."Hard Times"Jimmy Bralower, J.B. Moore, Russell Simmons, Larry Smith, William WaringRun–D.M.C. (1984)3:52
5."Here We Go" (Live At The Funhouse)Darryl McDaniels, Joseph SimmonsTogether Forever: Greatest Hits 1983–1991 (1991)4:04
6."Come On Everybody" (featuring Q-Tip)Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Jonathan DavisDown with the King (1993)4:30
7."The Ave"Frank IngleseBack from Hell (1990)4:01
8."Run's House"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, David ReevesTougher Than Leather (1988)3:46
9."It's Tricky"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Doug Fieger, Berton AverreRaising Hell (1986)3:03
10."Tougher Than Leather"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Jason MizellTougher Than Leather (1988)4:23
11."You Talk Too Much"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Jason MizellKing of Rock (1985)3:58
12."You Be Illin'"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Jason Mizell, Raymond WhiteRaising Hell (1986)3:26
13."It's Like That"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Larry SmithRun–D.M.C. (1984)4:50
14."Jam-Master Jammin' (Remix, Long Version)"Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Larry Smith, Jeffrey FluddKing of Rock (1985)6:44
Total length:0:58:22

Release history[edit]

Date Label Format
October 30, 2012[1] Sony Music, Legacy Records CD, digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. Run-DMC – The Essential Run-D.M.C.: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Bergstrom, John. "Run-DMC: The Essential Run-DMC album review". Popmatters. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  3. ^ Run-DMC - The Essential Run-D.M.C. at Last FM