Monday, August 1, 2011

Walk This Way covered by Run DMC

"Walk This Way" is a song by Aerosmith. Written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the song was originally released from the 1975 album Toys in the Attic. In addition to being one of the songs that helped break Aerosmith into the mainstream in the 1970s, it also helped revitalize their career in the 1980s when it was covered by rappers Run-D.M.C. This cover was a touchstone for the new musical sub-genre of *rap rock*, or the melding of rock and hip-hop. This song has became an international hit:

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