Run DMC – King of Rock

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King of Rock Cover ArtLabel: Profile
Year: 1985

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Song Listing

1. Rock the House
2. King of Rock
3. You Talk Too Much
4. Jam Master Jammin’
5. Roots, Rap, Reggae
6. Can You Rock it Like This
7. You’re Blind
8. It’s Not Funny
9. Daryll and Joe (Krush Groove 3)


“I’m the king of rock,
there is none higher,
sucker MC’s should call me sire,
to burn my kingdom, you must use fire,
I wont stop rocking ’till I retire!”

Who doesn’t know that verse? I got kids in my school who don’t know jack about old school hip hop but they still know that one verse. That shows that Run-D.M.C. were the kings of rock in 1985, and they still are in the 21st century. Run-D.M.C.’s music is the definition of hip hop. Three teens from Queens just doing what they love, none of that Jay-z./Puff daddy type garbage. “King of Rock” is definitely the best song on the album.  It is one of my favorites. Other great songs include “Can you rock it like this”. Did you know that L.L. Cool J. actually wrote that song? Another one of my favorite songs is on this album. “Darryl and Joe (K.G.3)” I love the rhymes and the background beat/music. So overall I think that any Run-D.M.C. album is essential to the old school collection, and King of Rock is no exception. Submitted by Will C

Author: JohnG

Administrator of OldSchoolHipHop.Com

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