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This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.

Personnel: Rev Run (rap vocals).

Recording information: Whiteboys Noize Studio, Bayonne, New Jersey.

After the 2002 murder of Jam Master Jay, New York City hip-hop pioneers Run-DMC respectfully called it a day. In 2005, Joe "Run" Simmons (now a reverend with a large family) took the name "Rev Run," and unveiled his first solo album, DISTORTION, on his brother Russell Simmons's RSMG label. This brief yet potent 10-track collection (which clocks in at under 23 minutes) is filled with Run's assured rapping, old-school beats, and deft sample-heavy production that nods to (or, in some cases, directly references) Run-DMC's trademark style, making it ideal for fans of vintage hip-hop. The record's release also coincides with the revered rapper's own reality-TV show, RUN'S HOUSE.

What the critics say...

Uncut (p.107) - 3 stars out of 5 - "DISTORTION is a surprisingly fierce record which eschews super producers and guests for a steroid-injected take on his former act's heavy drum loops."
CMJ (No. 934, p.7) - "Lean and old school, this is the classic Run-DMC sound condensed...and shot out of a cannon...."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.60) - Ranked #4 in Mojo's "Top Ten Urban Albums Of 2005."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]his superb first solo album is both glorious throwback to more innocent times and a defiant statement of artistic vitality."

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. I Use To Think I Was Run
  2. Home Sweet Home
  3. Boom Ditty
  4. Breaktime
  5. High And Mighty Joe
  6. Way, The
  7. Don't Stop Y'all
  8. Mind On The Road
  9. Take A Tour
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2007
Def Jam (USA)
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