Wednesday, September 3rd, Aerosmith play the Prudential Center. While much has been written about their extensive catalog and presence in the media, their influence on early hip-hop has been somewhat understated. The drum breaks from tracks like "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion" were some of the earliest bricks that built rap, and their embracing of hip-hop in the mid-80s lead to the profile of the genre being raised. It also lead to a career resurgence for Aerosmith themselves. It is with equal admiration for the hip-hop revolution and the band behind Revolution X that we look back at the top five Aerosmith samples of all time.
YouTube Screen Capture Steven Tyler, making his mind up about Run-DMC