How does one (much less a fan) critique a new release by one
of rap's most legendary groups while keeping bias at bay, not easily I can
assure you. Nevertheless this was the task at hand with Run DMC's Crown Royal, a
veritable effort by the Kings of Rock
to hold their crown in the new millennium. Well, the days of shell-toe Adidas'
with the fat laces, big dokey chains, and black Lees' jeans are a thing of the
past, and in some (but not all) respects so is Run DMC. Even upon a quick, first listen it is obviously apparent
that this is much more of a Run solo
album than a Run DMC album.