Tougher Than Leather, the fourth studio album by American hip-hop group Run-D.M.C., released on May 17, 1988, by Profile Records, achieved Platinum status, a testament to its enduring impact on the genre. Produced by the group members, Davy D., and Rick Rubin, the album showcased the resilience and creativity of Run-D.M.C. as they delved into self-production.

With standout tracks like "Run's House" and "Mary, Mary," Tougher Than Leather not only resonated with audiences but also attained Platinum certification by the RIAA on July 19, 1988. This accomplishment solidified the album's place in hip-hop history, underscoring Run-D.M.C.'s continued influence and success within the evolving landscape of the genre.