|Origin||Hollis, Queens, New York City, U.S.|
|Years active||1983–2002 (occasional reunions since 2012)|
|Past member(s)||Joseph "Run" Simmons|
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels
Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell
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:
- A hip hop album that reached number 1 on the R&B chart
- The second hip hop act to appear on American Bandstand (the first being the Sugar Hill Gang in 1981)
- The first hip hop act to chart in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 more than once
- The first hip hop artist with a Top 10 pop charting rap album
- One of the first hip hop artists with Gold, Platinum, and multi-Platinum albums
- The first hip hop act to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine
- One of the first hip hop acts to receive a Grammy Award nomination
- The first hip hop act to make a video appearance on MTV
- The first hip hop act to perform at a major arena
- Signed to a major product endorsement deal (Adidas)
- The second hip hop act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (the first being Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five)
Discography[change | change source]
Studio albums[change | change source]
Run-D.M.C. released 7 studio albums:
|1985||King of Rock|
|1988||Tougher Than Leather|
|1990||Back from Hell|
|1993||Down with the King|
References[change | change source]
- 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.
- "Run-D.M.C." Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
- "Music News: Latest and Breaking Music News". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on April 12, 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
- "Run-DMC". January 29, 2009. Archived from the original on January 29, 2009.