Label: Profile Records
Worst Song: "Faces"


We understand just how important the first few Run-DMC albums were to rap. Without them, hip-hop music as a whole wouldn't have had the opportunity to grow into what it was in the early '90s. However, Run-DMC was actually one of the first casualties of the changing sound of the genre. By 1990, their rock 'n roll-infused brand of hip-hop was starting to sound dated. So they tried to make Back From Hell a little less rock-tinged and, predictably, it just didn't sound right. Fortunately, they got back to business on their 1993 album, Down with the King, but Back From Hell was the beginning of the end of their reign as one of the most respected hip-hop groups out.