Release Date: Oct 18, 2005
Record label: Def Jam
Kicking off his solo career with a bang, Rev Run brings the vintage Run-D.M.C. attack-rhyming while unknown producer Whiteboy rocks the house mash-up style on the fantastic but frustratingly short Distortion. Calling Distortion an "album" -- which the Rev himself has in pre-release press -- is a stretch. The 26-minute run time feels like a cheat, but with most of the competition wearing out their welcome with overstuffed, hour-plus albums that beg to be edited with the remote, Distortion is a rare, tight listen that demands to be swallowed whole.