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For The King Of Rock N Roll see Elvis Presley. Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ...

King of Rock
King of Rock cover
Studio album by Run-D.M.C.
Released 1985
Recorded  ?
Genre Rap
Length 43:43
Label Profile Records
Producer(s) Russell Simmons, Larry Smith
Professional reviews
Run-D.M.C. chronology
King of Rock
Raising Hell

King of Rock is the second album by hip hop trio Run-D.M.C.. Produced in 1985, the album sees the group adopting a more rock-influenced sound, with several tracks prominently featuring heavy guitar riffs. The song King of Rock was also the second entrance music used by popular WWF (now WWE) faction, D-Generation X Image File history File linksMetadata King_of_Rock. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... Run-DMC is a famous hip hop crew founded by Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay) and includes Joseph Run Simmons and Darryl DMC McDaniels, all from Hollis, Queens. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Hip hop music is a style of popular music. ... Rapcore is a musical genre that fuses the techniques of hip hop, punk, heavy metal and sometimes funk. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Profile Records was a record label known as Panorama Records until Cory Robbins and Steve Plotnicki bought the label from MCA Records. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Russell Simmons (born October 4, 1957 in Queens, NY), is an African American entrepreneur, the co-founder, with Rick Rubin, of the pioneering hip-hop label Def Jam, and founder of another label, Russell Simmons Music Group. ... Larry Smith (born 1951 in Hudson, Quebec) is a Canadian athlete and businessperson. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 5_stars. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... Run-DMC is a famous hip hop crew founded by Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay) and includes Joseph Run Simmons and Darryl DMC McDaniels, all from Hollis, Queens. ... Run-D.M.C. is the debut album of the influential hip hop group by the same name. ... Raising Hell is a 1986 (see 1986 in music) album by old school rappers Run-D.M.C.. Their breakthrough album, Raising Hell set new standards for what was possible for a hip hop group, going triple-platinum and receiving critical attention from quarters that had previously ignored hip hop... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Run-DMC is a famous hip hop crew founded by Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay) and includes Joseph Run Simmons and Darryl DMC McDaniels, all from Hollis, Queens. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... D-Generation X (a. ...

Track listing

  1. "Rock the House"
  2. "King of Rock"
  3. "You Talk Too Much"
  4. "Jam-Master Jammin'"
  5. "Roots, Rap, Reggae"
  6. "Can You Rock It Like This"
  7. "You're Blind"
  8. "It's Not Funny"
  9. "Darryl and Joe (Krush-Groove 3)"

Deluxe Edition bonus tracks

  1. "Slow and Low" (demo)
  2. "Together Forever (Krush-Groove 4)" (live)
  3. "Jam-Master Jammin'" (remix)
  4. "King of Rock" (live, from Live Aid)

  Results from FactBites:
King of Rock - Run-D.M.C. - Music Reviews (406 words)
True, the trailblazing rap crew hardly abandoned hip-hop on their second album, but they did follow through on the blueprint of their debut, emphasizing the rock leanings that formed the subtext of Run-D.M.C. Nearly every cut surges...
What really makes King of Rock work is that it sounds tougher and is smarter than almost all of the rock and metal records of its time.
Even if there a pronounced rock influence throughout King of Rock, what makes it so remarkable is that it never sounds like a concession in order to win a larger audience.
Castle Rock (Stephen King) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (373 words)
Castle Rock, Maine is part of Stephen King’s fictional Maine topography, and as such serves as the setting for a number of his novels, novellas, and short stories.
King eventually decided to stop using it as the setting of his works, and originally ended its use with the novel Needful Things.
The town may be based on King's home town of Durham, Maine and Lisbon Falls, Maine, where he attended high school.
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