500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Run-D.M.C., 'Run-D.M.C.'
259/500

259. Run-D.M.C., 'Run-D.M.C.'

Profile, 1984

"It's good to be raw," said Run, and the metallic guitar powering "Rock Box" proved it. Run-D.M.C.'s debut ditches early rap's party rhymes to codify B-boy style and make history, from the way they dress to their hard beats to the everyday subject matter of "It's Like That."

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