New over at Cuepoint, Unkut’s Robbie Ettelson delves deep into the history of forgotten Run DMC / Whodini producer, Larry Smith. Gaining access to Larry’s last recorded interview, Smith has suffered a stroke and is currently in state hospital, unable to afford decent care. Read this story, it’s an imporant one. The Triumphs and Tragedies [cont.]
From Rolling Stone Films: “Def Jam was started 30 years ago in Rick Rubin’s NYU dorm room. Watch him go back to the place where it all began for the very first time.”
Friday December 20, 2013, adidas Originals and DMC pre-launched the “Christmas in Hollis” RUN-D.M.C x Keith Haring Superstar 80s during an in store event at Packer Shoes, Teaneck NJ. Dropping today, December 21, 2013, the limited edition Superstar 80s will be available at select adidas Originals retailers and http://www.adidas.com/originals.
EPMD DJ Scratch talks about Jam Master Jay helping him out on the road and paying his dues with Run-D.M.C. and Public Enemy.
Run DMC collide with A-Trak in a brand new interactive video for #UniteAllOriginals. Take part in the interactive film at http://www.adidas.com/unite.
Run… Check, D… Check, A-Trak… Check, Microphone… Check. It’s official. We’re back with the masters of collisions, Run DMC, and the prince of clubs, A-Trak, as we Unite All Originals. Hold tight for something BIG coming up… #unitealloriginals
Run DMC and Mick Boogie teamed with Adidas to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the seminal track with the release of the My Adidas mixtape. Several of today’s generation cover a handful of Run DMC classics, including Rapper Big Pooh, Skillz, Tanya Morgan, Kidz In The Hall, GLC, Bun B, Kid Daytona, Money Making Jam [cont.]
Yelawolf tells the story to Tony Touch on Shade 45, about his moms’ boyfriend at the time was down with Run DMC, who crashed at his crib during a tour with Aerosmith.
I could talk about Raising Hell as a rap critic: it’s certainly one of those albums that any writer has to contemplate at some point – as essential to hip-hop as any album you could possibly name. But the Raising Hell always meant more to me besides its historical significance. It was also the [cont.]
“I’m the king of rock/there is none higher/sucker emcees should call me sire/to form my kingdom/you must use fire/I won’t stop rocking till I retire.” And with that Run-DMC took hip-hop from the boroughs of NY to the brink of mainstream prominence. Before Rick Rubin put his minimalist stamp on the group, Run-DMC [cont.]
ï»¿ While B.D.P. and Jay-Z have lent their respective “blueprints” for hip-hop, there’s one album that pretty much laid the foundation for everything that would follow, and didn’t have even have the gall to put “blueprint” in the title. Hell, this album didn’t even need a title, it was just “Run DMC”. Prior to [cont.]
Being one of the most beloved hip-hop groups ever assembled has certainly become a double-edged sword for Run DMC. As one of the cultures most influential groups, the names of Run, DMC, and Jam Master Jay immediately garners a certain degree of well-earned respect. Conversely, it has also put the trio under an incredibly intense [cont.]
New York, NY – The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame was turned upside down this past weekend, when it was attacked by two angry rapping men, dressed in black leather, both wearing pairs of white Adidas tennis shoes. According to the Museum’s head of security, Larry “Bud” Melman, the duo busted the door down, [cont.]
ATLANTA, GA – As part of the comeback celebration and release of the new album Crown Royal, Reverend Run of Run DMC was recently pulled off of stage with a wooden cane, during one of the tour dates on the “Xtreme Summer Thrash Tour” – a tour shared with Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock, Sugar Ray, [cont.]
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