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  • Audio CD (June 1, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Arista
  • ASIN: B00000J7IZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #308,095 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hype Currie on May 9, 2007
Format: Audio CD
By 1993, a lot of people had counted Run-DMC out. Their last album, Back from Hell, failed to have much commercial impact. It seemed like the rappers they helped to inspire had bypassed them, just as they had bypassed genre-birthing rap acts like Kurtis Blow and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five. Fortunately, the `Kings from Queens' still carried respect among those who followed in their wake; under the auspices of Profile Records, they set about recording a comeback album.

For Down with the King, Run-DMC made use of a then-unprecedented laundry list of then-contemporary beatmakers in hip-hop production. Since the release of this album, it has become a common (and some would say, tedious) trend to make use of several "star" producers on hip-hop albums. Here, at least, the tactic works.

Among the big names here are Pete Rock, who collaborated on several album cuts, including the gold-selling title track. Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest gets behind the boards on "Come on Everybody", and EPMD pump up the bass on "Can I Get it, Yo!"

Naughty By Nature's Kay Gee threw in his group's trademark piano-riffs for "Hit `em Hard", and Public Enemy's Bomb Squad contributed "3 in the Head" and "Ooh, Whatcha Gonna Do". Fresh of the success of Kriss Kross, Jermaine Dupri helmed "Can I Get a Witness". A then-unknown Tom Morello (Audioslave, R.A.T.M.) added guitar work to "Big Willie", the only nod to rock-rap fusion here.

The album sold over 500,000 copies, enough to go gold, and the group toured with Naughty By Nature and several acts from Death Row Records (for a time, they were briefly courted by the label). This would be Run-DMC's last studio album before the release of Crown Royal in 2001.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ctrx VINE VOICE on July 27, 2005
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Coming off the awful "Back From Hell" album, Run-DMC went back to their older, harder roots while also trying to fit the needs of the new hip hop audience. The result is refreshing, there are some great tracks that sound different but still ring with the style of Run-DMC, and the production is amazing on all of the tracks. It's pretty much a beginning to end listen. I sort of feel bad, because Jam Master Jay (RIP) was kind of left in the dust here because they didn't let him produce as many tracks, but they do lend him a verse here and there. This album is great, and it brought the Hollis Crew back for a while.

"Down With The King" was a great track, the best on the album, and it turned out being one of their greatest hits. There is great production by Pete Rock and he and CL Smooth are featured on the track. The raps are hard and so are the beats. "Come on Everybody" is okay, and the production is good and most of the raps are okay, but I didn't like Run saying all the "stiggitys" in his raps like he was trying to be Das Efx. "Can I Get it, Yo" and "Hit 'Em Hard" are both good tracks, they sound like the Run-DMC of old. The second best song is "Big Willie", produced by Tom Morello, it has a great guitar line, the raps are tough, it really sounds hard. "Wreck Shop" is the third best song, produced by Pete Rock, the trumpet line kind of sounds like "T.R.O.Y", but the rest of the song doesn't. Pete Rock also produced "In The House", which is okay but nothing special. "Ooh, Whatcha Gonna Do", "3 Little Indians", and "3 In the Head", are also good songs to listen to. "What's Next" is a song where the Hollis crew gives in to their reggae indulgence, as they did on "Roots, Rap, Reggae", and the result is similar. This is a good album, and it's one of the best of 1993.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By checkyourhead17@hotmail.com on July 7, 1999
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This album is great. It's one of my favorite CD's. There is plenty of jazz sampling, rock sampling, and scratching. There are hardcore rap songs such as Ooh, Watcha Gonna Do and Can I Get It, Yo. There are some pure hip hop songs such as Hit 'Em Hard and Down With the King. I lilke the bass lines on this CD because they're so unique. You even have a reggae/rap fusion, What's Next. What could I say, another masterpiece by the Kings of Rap. Their new CD is set to come out in September. Don't miss it. It'll be a classic!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 14, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This album is by far one of the better hip-hop albums to come out in the past 10 years. Run DMC commands respect on this one, and lets hope they do the same with their new one, "Crown Royal" coming out later this summer.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 7, 1999
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This album is great. It's one of my favorite CD's. There is plenty of jazz sampling, rock sampling, and scratching. There are hardcore rap songs such as Ooh, Watcha Gonna Do and Can I Get It, Yo. There are some pure hip hop songs such as Hit 'Em Hard and Down With the King. I lilke the bass lines on this CD because they're so unique. You even have a reggae/rap fusion, What's Next. What could I say, another masterpiece by the Kings of Rap. Their new CD is set to come out in September. Don't miss it. It'll be a classic!
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