Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC; Their Whole Uncensored Story! Bill ADLER.
Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC; Their Whole Uncensored Story!

Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC; Their Whole Uncensored Story!

New York: Signet, 1987. Paperback Original. Small octavo. (18 cm.) 191 pp. ills. Photo pictorial wrappers. Evidence of price sticker removal to front and back wrapper resulting in light paper loss not affecting type. Some mild creasing and edgewear but overall a bright and tight copy. Fine. Item #94

"It's Like That" - Run-DMC

By 1987, the three men from Hollis Queens, New York, known as Run-DMC and their DJ, Jam Master Jay, were perhaps the most popular music group in the world. Their first three records had launched hip-hop into the mainstream of popular culture where it remains to this day. Their equally legendary manager, Rick Rubin, had directed a film showcasing the group entitled, "Tougher Than Leather". An identically titled fourth studio album was hitting the record stores. This book, an autobiography of the group, is a tie-in to the then upcoming movie and published in advance of the record, all designed to secure Run-DMC (Joseph Simmons, Daryl McDaniels and Jason Mizell, respectively) as the reigning "Kings of Rock". Hard to find in any condition.

Price: $75.00

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