Tougher Than Leather (Expanded Edition)

RUN DMCMay 17, 1988
Hip-Hop/Rap℗ 1987, 1988, 2005 Arista Records LLC
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Tougher Than Leather is the fourth studio album from American hip hop group Run–D.M.C., released on May 17, 1988. While the new record did not maintain the same popularity as its predecessor, it obtained platinum status and spawned the favorites "Run's House" and "Mary, Mary". Despite being given a mixed reception at the time of its release, it is now hailed as a seminal classic in hip-hop and many see it as an underrated album.
In response to albums such as Eric B. & Rakim's Paid In Full, Public Enemy's It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, and Boogie Down Productions' Criminal Minded and By All Means Necessary, the group made a distinct departure from their earlier work, as Jam-Master Jay used a heavier amount of sampling. Run and DMC also made changes in their rapping style as techniques such as alliteration, polysyllabic rhyming, and internal rhyme are found in songs like "I'm Not Going Out Like That," "Radio Station," and the title track. The group also introduces storytelling to their arsenal in "Ragtime."

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Songs
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Run's House3:46
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Mary, Mary3:15
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They Call Us Run-D.M.C.2:57
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Beats to the Rhyme2:40
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Radio Station2:48
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Papa Crazy4:18
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Tougher Than Leather4:22
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I'm Not Going Out Like That4:55
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How'd Ya Do It Dee3:24
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Miss Elaine3:05
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Soul To Rock And Roll2:16
12
Ragtime2:41
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Beats To The Rhyme (Instrumental)2:42
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Crack (Demo)1:41
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Christmas In Hollis2:58
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Penthouse Ad0:58
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Additional Information

Total length
48:49
Tracks
16
Released
May 17, 1988
Label
℗ 1987, 1988, 2005 Arista Records LLC
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
Required for streaming and downloading
Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
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