Run DMC - Raising Hell Lyrics




[Run-D.M.C.]
Kings from Queens from Queens come Kings
We're raisin hell like a class when the lunchbell rings
The king will be praised, and hell will be raised
S-s-s-suckers try to faze him but D won't be fazed
So what's your name? D.M.C.! The King is me!
Your High-ness, or His Majesty!
Now you can debate, c-c-c-concentrate
But you can't imitate D.M.C. the Great!

Dissin all devils, causin havoc in HELL
At a very high level base and treble shall YELL
Heard in the heavens are the sounds supreme
So clear to the ear it is sometimes seen
So loud like a cloud with thunder and LIGHTNING
So proud to the crowd it is somewhat FRIGHTENING
No calm in the storm like a beast unleashed
There's no stoppin cause the rockin cannot cease; BREAK!

[Run]
You see it's harder than hard, not one bit soft
Courageous and contagious so you better break North
Not a cold, on a roll, did you hear me cough?
Just listen while I'm dissin cause you're pissin me off
Cold bedding is spreading all across your face
You can't take when I break and if that's the case
I'll go on, and on, and kick the bass
So back up off the cup while I take my taste

[D.M.C.]
It's highly appraised when the hell is raised
So demanding and commanding that you all stand dazed
The unbelieving receiving prophecy so true
I cut the head off the Devil and I throw it at you
My mighty mic control, already brought his soul
The rock king is so bold when he rocks and roll
A black hat is my crown, symbolizin the sound
Signifyin, we won't play around; BUST IT!

[Run]
Rappin and climbin beat-makin every day
No synthesizer sound, so silence when I say
I am great, get it straight, cause that's my fate
My name is Run I'm number one, that's how I rate
He's in the place with the bass, and style and grace
His name is J he's here to play, and win this race
He's off the wall, on the ball, his name is D
Kind of tall yes y'all, he's down with me

[D.M.C.]
From the mountain valley to the deep blue sea
The word is heard as told by D
I don't sing I bring, much delight
Like a star shinin bright in the darkest night
If you are cold, I'll bring you heat
Like I brought the whole world my funky beat
Mysterious and serious I ain't no joke
Fire from the depths of hell AND YOU CAN SMELL THE SMOKE!

[Run]
Kickin and tickin while you're havin a ball
Like chicken finger lickin I'll be vickin you all
So do the bird, have you heard, did they give you a call
Just me and D.M.C., cold shakin the walls

[D.M.C.]
There's no fearin when hearin sound of this kind
Across the land every man is goin out of his mind
On the face of the earth spreadin like disease
Contaminating infiltrating like a horde of bees

[Run-D.M.C.]
Lord of lyrics, duke of discussion
Ruler of rock, your king at cold-crushin
Puller of people - controller of crowds
Lingering lyrics all lasting and loud

[Run]
Left y'all, ah to the left y'all
because I rock upon the mike real def y'all

[D.M.C.]
And to the right y'all, ah to the right y'all
because I rock upon the mike all night y'all

[Run]
You see, I..

[D.M.C.]
.. want respect, if I'm correct
They're all like a ball that I have checked
And the shots they take have no effect
The pope try to dope but he broke his neck
Cause I rock harder, and I get farther
You wanna battle D hey please don't bother
To waste your time, messin with my rhyme
The only kick you get out of is in the behind!
ttin' behind





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Run DMC Raising Hell Comments
  1. gregory m

    4:13 hardest

  2. Ruben Gutierrez

    RUN-DMC are all time greats!

  3. paul De Cham

    I can't believe I missed this one. This Run DMC song is going on my Ipod. God, I miss this group!

  4. goodymfla

    Still Amazing after all this time. Wow! Raising hell like a class, when the lunch bell rings! True. Used to break out of science class third floor to descend several flights of stairs to be the first in line to buy that junk food. Fake Shamburgers and Hostage cupfakes! LOL!

  5. yetthejet

    I played this tape in my walkman over and over again when it first came out. In my opinion, one of the greatest records ever produced. Every track was hard and awesome. I listen to it as i workout because it pumps me up.

  6. the professor

    That boy is GONE on that guitar!!!!!

  7. DJ Gangsta

    For more good music, search up 'Good Vibes HeadAche KING DOTTA'

  8. Bryant Williams

    DMC's Verses Are 🔥🔥🔥

  9. David Resch

    "Kings from Queens from Queens Come Kings...were raising hell like a class when the lunch bell rings!!!!!"

  10. Koolaidkid TM

    Kerry King killing the guitar once again ! His Beastie Boys work was also excellent !

  11. critical nations

    Say hi to your sister for me

  12. Maverick Killmore

    Not sure why people forgot RUN DMC, these guys literally made hiphop mainstream.

  13. Tanner Dawson

    Big fan of Regis kind of music and KISS rock is the best

  14. OJ’s Bloody Glove

    “Lord of lyrics, duke of discussion
Ruler of rock, and king at cold-crushin
Puller of people - controller of crowds
Lingering lyrics, long-lasting and loud”

  15. Joe Prokhorovka

    "From Queens come kings." DMC and Trump!

  16. Steven Pleasant

    Never seen the pandemonium this anticipated album caused by any other rap group. Run DMC The greatest of al time

  17. NardCoreSurf

    In case you 4got im the KINGat Rockin CrushGroovinMc Then RIP Jam Master J Best of all time%

  18. Redfoot138

    I feel like ordering a pair of Adidas for some reason right now.

  19. Eric Rojas

    Rick rubin was the shit...at the same time did this....did reign in blood with SLAYER......the riff was wrote by kerry king....also for beasty boys no sleep till brooklyn.....van halen for m.j

  20. Eric Rojas

    I cut the head of the devil and i trow it at you

  21. Tony Gant

    Anyone hear minor circuit on here?

  22. Corey's Morgan

    35 years later, still my favorite song of all-time

  23. Anthony Wilson

    DMC was always a better lyricist than Run ..but together they were the shit!

  24. Gábor Kovács

    Kings from Queens from Queens come Kings
    We're raisin hell like a class when the lunchbell rings
    The king will be praised, and hell will be raised
    S-s-s-suckers try to faze him but D won't be fazed
    So what's your name? D.M.C.! The King is me!
    Your High-ness, or His Majesty!
    Now you can debate, c-c-c-concentrate
    But you can't imitate D.M.C. the Great!
    Dissin' all devils, causin' havoc in hell
    At a very high level base and treble shall yell
    Heard in the heavens are the sounds supreme
    So clear to the ear it is sometimes seen
    So loud like a cloud with thunder and lightening!
    So proud to the crowd it is somewhat frightening!
    No calm in the storm like a beast unleashed
    There's no stoppin' 'cause the rockin' cannot cease, break!
    You see it's harder than hard, not one bit soft
    Courageous and contagious so you better break North
    Not a cold, on a roll, did you hear me cough?
    Just listen while I'm dissin' cause you're pissin' me off
    Cold bedding is spreading all across your face
    You can't take when I break and if that's the case
    I'll go on, and on, and kick the bass
    So back up off the cup while I take my taste
    It's highly appraised when the hell is raised
    So demanding and commanding that you all stand dazed
    The unbelieving receiving prophecy so true
    I cut the head off the Devil and I throw it at you
    My mighty mic control, already brought his soul
    The rock king is so bold when he rocks and roll
    A black hat is my crown, symbolizin' the sound
    Signifyin', we won't play around, bust it!
    Rappin' and climbin' beat-makin' every day
    No synthesizer sound, so silence when I say
    I am great, get it straight, 'cause that's my fate
    My name is Run I'm number one, that's how I rate
    He's in the place with the bass, and style and grace
    His name is J he's here to play, and win this race
    He's off the wall, on the ball, his name is D
    Kind of tall yes y'all, he's down with me
    From the mountain valley to the deep blue sea
    The word is heard as told by D
    I don't sing I bring, much delight
    Like a star shinin' bright in the darkest night
    If you are cold, I'll bring you heat
    Like I brought the whole world my funky beat
    Mysterious and serious I ain't no joke
    Fire from the depths of hell and you can smell the smoke
    Kickin' and tickin' while you're havin a ball
    Like chicken finger lickin' I'll be vickin' you all
    So do The Bird, have you heard, did they give you a call
    Just me and D.M.C., cold shakin' the walls
    There's no fearin' when hearin' sound of this kind
    Across the land every man is goin' out of his mind
    On the face of the earth spreadin' like disease
    Contaminating infiltrating like a horde of bees
    Lord of lyrics, duke of discussion
    Ruler of rock, your king at cold-crushin'
    Puller of people, controller of crowds
    Lingering lyrics all lasting and loud
    Left y'all, ah to the left y'all
    Because I rock upon the mike real def y'all
    And to the right y'all, ah to the right y'all
    Because I rock upon the mike all night y'all
    You see, I
    Want respect, if I'm correct
    They're all like a ball that I have checked
    And the shots they take have no effect
    The punk tried to dunk but he broke his neck
    'Cause I rock harder, and I get farther
    You wanna battle D hey please don't bother
    To waste your time, messin' with my rhyme
    The only kick you get out of is in the behind!

  25. savvas markos

    Timeless fav song love it

  26. kant

    This is the song I listened to the most. It's perfect.

  27. Vlad Vampirelord

    There was a lot of cross over of musical genres at this time. A rap song could have rock guitars and drums.

  28. ERIC J

    80's all day baby !!!

  29. Edson Júnior

    Que som foda.

  30. Dae Bow

    This was one of my favorite songs back in 86

  31. Dae Bow

    This shit bangs

  32. Wreckless Counter Culture

    Keep rock!!!

  33. John Oliphant

    Had this on cassette, and this was my favorite track. They were the first to combine rap and rock, waaay back in the day. Thanks for posting!

  34. Klutch King

    fast and furious 4 who else knows this song from the movie?

  35. David Frederick Baldner

    there's no stopping cuz the rocking cannot cease

    David Frederick Baldner

    so back up off the cup while I take my taste

    David Frederick Baldner

    because I rock upon the mic all night y'all

    David Frederick Baldner

    the punk tried to dunk but he broke his neck

  36. Cheryl Norman

    Thanks shizit

  37. Tun Hrrs

    When D said I cut the head off the devil and throw it at you... back in the day I was like, wait a minute! Let me rewind that (Cause we had cassettes back then) Maaan we had some lyrics to listen to back in the day!

  38. bombaci mulayim

    0:57 Fast and Furious 4, Dom in action :)

  39. ShaneAWWolfe

    Timeless classic. Modern day "rappers", come get schooled!!

  40. michael watson

    Luv RDMC.

  41. Moe Anderson

    Shell toe Adidas, Adidas suit and a Kangol back in my days!!!!

  42. Frank Tobias

    yo this song is banging

  43. ryan tozer

    142 people obviously don’t know what pure music sounds like.

  44. Not a Stranger

    Who dislikes this?? This is rap, not the bullshit out there today

  45. M D

    JMJ loved scratchin "Lock it in the Pocket" by Cerrone

  46. WHAT? OHEYESEE!

    This album is the moment when rap broke through and became a mainstream art form. After this album there was no turning back. Check out the Walk This Way video. That song especially revived Aerosmith's career and helped make rap/hip hop the worldwide phenomenon that it is today.
    However, Raising Hell is my favorite Run DMC song.

  47. Alonzo Carruthers

    Run DMC resurrected the rap game at a time when it what's time to be approved for the Crush Groove movement Run DMC the greatest rap Duo of all time like Saturday Night Live needed a Eddie Murphy a Whoopi Goldberg Run DMC took the rap game and made it that music mainstream revolution in radio that rap music is to day Run DMC's you contribution, Along the way not only did they just owe it to the record producers of the record companies not only did they just oh it to Russell but they ow it to themselves we thank Russell RUN DMC for their contribution unto this culture, Rest in peace God bless the dead JMJ.

  48. Cory Goodloe

    I loved this album. It set the standard. RUN-DMC is the most important rap group of all time.

  49. Ronald Johnson

    Queens represented. ,no doubt !

  50. Carlos Rodrigues

    Now this is Hip Hop at its finest needs an amp that goes loud because this needs to be played at a high volume

  51. Julio Stadtler

    Went plaum not gold feel me and that's word to my family and friends that made God bless their souls that they rest in peace and I say word up doc. January 18_2029.

  52. Julio Stadtler

    Yo I feel you on that feel me but you got to understand that this album by run dmc went plaum

  53. Akula Ordo

    2019 and this song still gives me a surge of energy and a feeling of bad asresness!
    Going on a musical nostalgia journey through my childhood favourites!

  54. Scott Lowell

    I CUT THE HEAD OFF THE DEVIL AND THROW IT AT YOU

  55. Dusan Vukic

    THIS IT....

  56. Renee Hannan

    VERY HIGH LEVEL SEIZE CONTROL BREAK MIND CONTROL NO PLAYEN BUST IT

    Renee Hannan

    KICK YOUR BEHIND YEAH

  57. Niuean Laho

    i cut the head of the devil and i throw it at you.......lol.....

  58. Free Carlock

    The #1 trio of All time .. Str8 GOAT status. Never to be out done. Every rap or Hip Hop group after have a little or alot of Run DMC AND JAM MASTER JAY( R.I.P. )

  59. InframePerformance •

    Fast & Furious 4 brought me here👍

  60. Prince Vegeta101

    FF4 anyone

  61. michael watson

    Luv this song awesome lyrics.RUN-DMC.

  62. Charles Ryan

    I cut the head off the devil and I throw it at you

  63. Jason

    Doesn't matter what genre you put this song up against it is one thee all time greatest songs...........PERIOD

  64. Scott Lowell

    "I cut the head off the devil and I throw it at you."

  65. Kevin Swift

    you missed the first 3 notes

  66. Steven Pleasant

    The best anticipated rap album ever!!

  67. DJ Tech12zz

    Makes me wanna smash jay’s killer with a V8 engine to crush his dome.

  68. Creighton Williams

    Dmc put down on this one!!

  69. Nolan White

    I'm 50 years old but it's 1986 again when i was 18 as i turn up in the gym while listening to this cut on the treadmill (sweating like I'm in concert with RUN DMC)!!!

  70. cylon74

    STILL THAT PINCHE PURO FIRE!!!!

    SEMON QUE SI!!!!!

  71. King Sports

    Woody rock from uptown kicking it said they stole his lyrics he was getting produce by jammadter Jay n Jay let run DMC hear his demos n they stole a few woody rock

  72. Joe Prokhorovka

    The kids in Hollis don't know who Run-DMC are anymore. Can you believe it?

    Brad Wesley

    Joe Sabatino That's actually blasphemous

  73. NebulousNova

    This song is massively underrated. I feel like I'm in a different world of rap music when I listen to this song because it sounds so different than today's rap. I think that Run D.M.C deserve more credit for their very early efforts to blend Rap and Rock N' Roll, because it was definitely original at the time (1986), and influenced some of the rappers in the future.

  74. Jason Schimonsky

    Toretto? When'd you get back in town?

  75. Kamelody 2330

    1- WUTANG CLAN
    2-. PUBLIC ENEMY
    3- RUN DMC
    4- N.W.A.
    5- A TRIBE CALLED QUEST.
    6- CYPRESS HILL
    7- FUGEES
    8- BEASTIE BOYS
    9- THE ROOTS
    10- BOND THUGS-N-HARMONY
    11-. DE LA SOUL
    12-. THE LOX
    13-. NAUGHTY BY NATURE
    14- ONYX
    15-. THREE 6 MAFIA

  76. williewomp

    "From the mountain valley....." The best rap verse of all time. This song sounds fresh as it did when it first came out

  77. Renee Hannan

    YEAHHHH

  78. Marco Aurélio

    Simplesmente o melhor disco da carreira da banda RUNDMC...THE BEST⏬
    Rasing hell...👍😂

  79. Joseph Chavez

    This is true rap . these guys came up after Mohammad ali. Ali was the original. Listen to the man. The greatest of all time!

  80. psychofred2

    Best rap ever!

  81. Fabrice Okay

    Run Dmc rules!

  82. Arthur Griffeth

    32yrs ago today

  83. Renee Hannan

    TELLEMMM

  84. D'Artenya Granger

    Raising Hell- Run-DMC

  85. Jamie Harston

    just listen to what they spitting smh straight fire damn near 30 years ago...them niggaz cold as fuck

  86. Big Wolf

    Best Rap album of all times...

  87. Joey Gana

    87, this LP, got me into hip hop

  88. Miko Klubz

    THIS IS FUCKING LIFE!

  89. lalalaurasweet

    I cut the head off the devil and I throw it at YOU. Brilliant!

  90. slum heem155

    This is why DMC was the KING..from the mountain valley to the deep blue sea..the word that's heard is told by D..RUN set up the execution and DMC carried it out

  91. Renee Hannan

    Bust it

    Renee Hannan

    MIND CONTROL BUST IT RAPIDO

  92. Leonard Everette

    I remember this shit back in the 80s rolling with my Dogg on the Strip in The D on the weekend.. Hard as hell..

  93. political assassin

    Dmc surpassed run on this one

    mistahmst

    Run usually surpasses DMC when it comes to flow and overall technical ability, but DMC just has that voice and overall mic presence that few rappers have. It's like he was born to rap.

  94. Renee Hannan

    THIS IS THE RIGHT WAY

  95. Seeking A Great Perhaps

    This is nuts. I have been listening to this for like 30+ years now and it rocks now like it did when I was 14.

  96. Артем CaXaJIuHckuú

    Forever⚡️

  97. Robert Mays Jr

    Love you JMJ.

  98. Sonny Gallo

    Freaking genius