Back from Hell

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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.]

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Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 0:50 SpotifyAmazon
2 4:00 SpotifyAmazon
3 4:48 SpotifyAmazon
4 3:46 SpotifyAmazon
5 4:27 SpotifyAmazon
6 3:07 SpotifyAmazon
7 4:38 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:54 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:00 SpotifyAmazon
10 4:36 SpotifyAmazon
11 3:34 SpotifyAmazon
12 0:44 SpotifyAmazon
13 4:08 SpotifyAmazon
14 1:03 SpotifyAmazon
15 4:20 SpotifyAmazon
16 4:34 SpotifyAmazon
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