The famed trio's first single was "It's Like That/Sucker MCs" (A and B sides of a cassette tape — remember those?). It was credited with ushering in the "new school of hip hop" for it's raw re-telling of local conditions like unemployment and untimely death while being simultaneously hopeful. It peaked at No. 15 on the R&B charts and garnered interest for the group's eponymous debut album released the following year, 1984. Run D.M.C. is still one of the most revered groups in hip hop.