Album Details

RELEASE
1990
LABEL
Profile
GENRES
Rap, Golden Age, East Coast Rap

Album Review

Longevity isn't a realistic goal for most rappers, who are lucky if they aren't considered played out by their third or fourth album. By 1990, Run-D.M.C.'s popularity had decreased dramatically, and the Queens residents had lost a lot of ground to both West Coast gangster rappers like Ice Cube, Ice-T and Compton's Most Wanted. With its fifth album, Back From Hell, Run-D.M.C. set out to regain the support of the hardcore rap audience and pretty much abandoned rock-influenced material in favor of stripped-down, minimalist and consistently street-oriented sounds. Not outstanding but certainly enjoyable, such gritty reflections on urban life as "Livin' in the City," "The Ave." and "Faces" made it clear that Run-D.M.C. was still well worth hearing. [Back From Hell was remastered and reissued in 1999.]
Alex Henderson, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Sucker D.J.'shttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258637690&id=258637580&at=11l9vR
  2. The Ave.http://itunes.apple.com/album/the-ave/id256034166?i=256034200&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. What's It All Abouthttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258638074&id=258637580&at=11l9vR
  4. Bob Your Headhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258638201&id=258637580&at=11l9vR
  5. Faceshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258638210&id=258637580&at=11l9vR
  6. Kick the Frama Lama Lamahttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258638262&id=258637580&at=11l9vR
  7. Pausehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258638486&id=258637580&at=11l9vR
  8. Word Is Bornhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258638699&id=258637580&at=11l9vR
  9. Back from Hellhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258638707&id=258637580&at=11l9vR
  10. Don't Stophttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258639154&id=258637580&at=11l9vR
  11. Groove to the Soundhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258639159&id=258637580&at=11l9vR
  12. P upon a Treehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258639271&id=258637580&at=11l9vR
  13. Naughtyhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258639274&id=258637580&at=11l9vR
  14. Livin' in the Cityhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258639309&id=258637580&at=11l9vR
  15. Not Just Another Groovehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258639801&id=258637580&at=11l9vR
  16. Party Timehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=258639845&id=258637580&at=11l9vR
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