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In reviewing my first 40 or so posts, I was shocked to find that I had not yet included this album in my ever-growing list of “Music you should already own.” Shocked!
This album was a major indicator that hip-hop was not just some regional fad, but was in fact a commercially viable and important genre of music. Perhaps most well known for the hugely popular hit single “Walk This Way,” the album kicked open the door for hip-hop artists all over the world. The album peaked at #6 on the Billboard Charts and sold several million copies. I still know all the words to every song.