Discography Film

Movie “Krush Groove”

The film Krush Groove is based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, Russel Simmons’ RUSH artist management company and Run-DMC and the difficulties they face in becoming successful. The movie featured artists well known at that time or on their way to become famous: Run-DMC, Sheila E., Kurtis Blow, The Fat Boys, Beastie Boys and LL Cool J.

Detailed information about the film and its plot can be found at Wikipedia and the Internet Movie Database.

With the film the Krush Groove soundtrack was released.

Album Discography

Compilation Album “Krush Groove” Soundtrack

The compilation album Krush Groove was the soundtrack to the Krush Groove film. Run-DMC appeared on this soundtrack as part of the Krush-Groove All-Stars and their song “Krush Groovin'”.

01 Chaka Khan – (Krush Groove) Can’t Stop The Street
02 LL Cool J – I Can’t Live Without My Radio
03 Kurtis Blow – If I Ruled the World
04 Fat Boys – All You Can Eat
05 Debbie Harry – Feel the Spin
06 Sheila E. – Holly Rock
07 Beastie Boys – She’s on It
08 Gap Band – Love Triangle
09 Force MD’s – Tender Love
10 Krush Groove All-Stars (Run-D.M.C., Sheila E., Kurtis Blow, Fat Boys) – Krush Groovin’

Album Discography

Album “King of Rock”

In 1985 Run-DMC released their 2nd studio album “King of Rock”.

The 9 track album took the rock influences further, this time even going into reggae when collaborating with Yellowman for the song “Roots, Rap, Reggae”. This collaboration is probably the first significant collaboration on a Hip Hop album ever.

“King of Rock” is not only the title of the album, but also a name of the second track on this album. The track “King of Rock” was the first single released in 1985 from Run-DMC’s second album. Funny enough in the video for this track Run-DMC visit a “Rock n’ Roll Museum” and are told they do not belong in there. Well, the video was shot years before the real Rock ‘n Roll museum, the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum” was build. And in 2009, Run-DMC were inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”. So 24 years after releasing the song Run-DMC became officially accredited Rock and Roll legends.

The second single released from the album was “Can You Rock It Like This”. LL Cool J had a ghostwriting hand in this song.

Track list:

01 Rock The House
02 King Of Rock
03 You Talk Too Much
04 Jam-Master Jammin’
05 Roots, Rap, Reggae
06 Can You Rock It Like This
07 You’re Blind
08 It’s Not Funny
09 Darryl And Joe (Krush-Groove 3)

In 2005 the album was re-released with four bonus tracks:

10 Slow And Low (Demo)
11 Together Forever (Krush-Groove 4) (Live)
12 Jam-Master Jammin’ (Remix, long version)
13 King Of Rock (Live, from Live Aid)

“Slow And Low” which was recorded September 14th, 1984 by Run-DMC but never released as a Run-DMC track before the 2005 re-release, was later recorded by the Beastie Boys for their “Licensed To Ill” album.

Album Discography

Album “Run-D.M.C.”

In 1984 Run-DMC released their 1st and selftitled studio album “Run-D.M.C.”.

The 9 track album’s electronic hard beats, aggressive rhymes and rock influences were quite contrary to the Hip Hop music of this time which was mostly light and funky.

Almost everybody will know “It’s Like That” which was Run-DMC’s debut single. Also likely well known is “Hard Times”, the opening track of the album. And “Rock Box” was the first Hip Hop video to be aired on MTV.

Track list:

01  Hard Times
02  Rock Box
03  Jam-Master Jay
04  Hollis Crew (Krush-Groove 2)
05  Sucker M.C.’s (Krush-Groove 1)
06  It’s Like That
07  Wake Up
08  30 Days
09  Jay’s Game

In 2005 the album was re-released with four bonus tracks:

10 Rock Box (B-Boy Mix)
11 Here We Go (Live At The Funhouse)
12 Sucker M.C.’s (Live)
13 Russell & Larry Running At The Mouth