Run-DMC

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Run-DMC
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Background information
OriginHollis, Queens, New York City, U.S.
Genres
Years active1983–2002[1][2] (occasional reunions since 2012)
LabelsProfile, Arista/BMG
Past member(s)Joseph "Run" Simmons
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels
Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell
Websiterundmc.com

Run-DMC (also spelled Run-D.M.C.) was an American hip hop group based in Queens, New York. The group was founded in 1983 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell.

Run-DMC is thought to be one of the most important acts in the history of hip hop culture. The group was one of the most famous hip hop acts of the 1980s.

Along with LL Cool J and Public Enemy, the group pioneered new school hip hop music.

The group was among the first to highlight the importance of the MC and DJ relationship.[3]

The group ended when Mizell was killed in 2002.

Accomplishments[change | change source]

The group achieved a number of notable firsts in hip hop music history. They are credited with being the act most responsible for pushing hip hop into mainstream popular music, initiating its musical and artistic evolution and enabling its growth as a global phenomenon. Run-DMC is the first rap act to have reached a number of major accomplishments:[4]

Adidas sneakers with the Run-DMC logo

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Run-D.M.C. released 7 studio albums:

Year Album
1984 Run-D.M.C.
1985 King of Rock
1986 Raising Hell
1988 Tougher Than Leather
1990 Back from Hell
1993 Down with the King
2001 Crown Royal

References[change | change source]

  1. Augustin K. Sedgewick (November 6, 2002). "Run-D.M.C. Call It Quits". RollingStone. Archived from the original on February 27, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  2. "Run-D.M.C." Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  3. "Music News: Latest and Breaking Music News". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on April 12, 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
  4. "Run-DMC". January 29, 2009. Archived from the original on January 29, 2009.