Run-D.M.C.

S.O.U.L.

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Run-D.M.C. released three classic albums and both Together Forever: Greatest Hits 1983-1991 (1991) and Ultimate Run-D.M.C. (2003) are five-star compilations. Therefore, this volume of Sony’s S.O.U.L. -- a budget-line series of ten-track discs -- is more like a sampler than a proper anthology. Each track is deserving of placement on a Run-D.M.C. best-of, but the disc does not represent the absolute best, not when “It’s Like That,” “Beats to the Rhyme,” “King of Rock,” and “You Be Illin’” are not included. Oddly (or conveniently), the disc closes with the four Krush-Groove tracks (“Sucker M.C.’s,” “Hollis Crew,” “Darryl and Joe,” and “Together Forever”) in order.

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