*There will be a new rating system I'll be using strictly for these 101 sessions (my current rating system is still in effect though, lol)
So without further ado, here's the first session of Hip Hop Nostalgia 101!
Release date: March 27, 1984
Prior to this album's release, there had been a few albums already in hip hop that had made its mark, but make no mistake about it, this debut from the legendary Run-DMC set the standard when it comes to more well rounded albums in the genre. It would perfected over the years (especially when we head into the 1990s), but this is where it truly started in my view. The production on this album was handled solely by Russell Simmons and Larry Smith.