Following their acclaimed project with rapper Travis Scott and fashion house Saint Laurent, super-hip record label 12on12 have announced their latest collaboration with hip-hop legends Run-DMC.

The pioneering New York rap group have curated an exclusive limited edition 12″ vinyl only compilation with bespoke artwork by LA artist Reena Tolentino, aka ‘RT’.

The 12on12 deluxe, double disc package is limited to 500 hand-numbered editions and embodies the story of Run-DMC’s legacy within the handpicked track-listing, featuring songs that inspired, affected and changed the group’s music.

The first release in celebration of the 35th anniversary of seminal 1986 album Raising Hell, Run-DMC pay tribute to their late bandmate Jam Master Jay and dedicate this project in his honour.

The release offers a fascinating insight into Run-DMC, one of the most influential groups of all time. Alongside tracks by early rap trailblazers The Sugarhill Gang and Afrika Bambaataa, the group have also highlighted songs that helped form the sonic foundations of the nascent hip-hop sound as it emerged and evolved in New York in the early 1980s.

The unique work of art for the record has been designed by one of the most exciting names on the LA art scene, Reena Tolentino. A visual artist and actor, RT’s work rose to prominence after her acclaimed mural of late basketball icon Kobe Bryant. In addition to providing artwork and portraits of Run-DMC for the project she has also reinterpreted one of the most iconic hip-hop logos of all time with a rework of the classic Run-DMC logo.

12on12’s Run-DMC limited edition vinyl will be released on 8 December.

 

TRACKLISTING 

Side A

Superrappin’ by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

Seven Minutes of Funk by The Whole Darn Family

Side B

Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force

Trans Europe Express by Kraftwerk

Walk This Way by Aerosmith

Rock Box by RUN DMC

Side C

Apache (Jump On It) by The Sugarhill Gang

Brand Nubian by Brand Nubian

Good Times by Chic

Side D

Love Is the Message by MFSB

The Look Of Love by Kenny G

You Bring Me Joy by Anita Baker

 

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