Limited 30th Anniversary 180gm picture disc vinyl pressing of this classic 1986 rap album. Raising Hell is the third studio album by Run D.M.C. The breakthrough album trumped standing perceptions of commercial viability for hip hop groups, achieving triple-platinum status and receiving critical attention from quarters that had previously ignored hip hop, dismissing it as a fad. Raising Hell spawned several hit singles, notably the groundbreaking rap rock version of Aerosmith's 1975 song "Walk This Way" along with "My Adidas", "It's Tricky", and "Peter Piper" among others. Raising Hell was voted the fifth best album of 1986 in the Pazz & Jop, an annual poll of American critics nationwide, published by The Village Voice. Robert Christgau, the poll's creator, wrote in a contemporary review, "Without benefit of a 'Rock Box' or 'King of Rock,' this is Run D.M.C.'s most uncompromising and compelling album, all hard beats and declaiming voices."