Run-DMC

Color-Coded in Hip-Hop
February is more than just Black History Month -- it's a time of remembrance and a period to reflect on just how far the struggle for equality has come since the darkest days of America's Civil Rights Movement. And while the commercialization and digitization of music has caused hip-hop to lose some…
Understanding Hip-Hop’s Beef With the Grammys
"You think I give a damn about a Grammy?" Eminem spitefully rapped on 2000's 'The Real Slim Shady,' a surprisingly ironic quip from a rapper who's won (and accepted) nine Grammy Awards throughout his career. Such is the contradiction that underscores the uneasy …
LL Cool J Denied Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Honor
LL Cool J has a number of accolades to brag about, but unfortunately he won't be able to add the Rock Roll Hall of fame to the list just yet. The self-proclaimed 'G.O.A.T' (Greatest of All Time) failed to make the cut this time around and although he meets the criteria to be an honore…
DMC Bikes 100 Miles for Charity
Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of seminal rap group Run-DMC just competed in a 100-mile charity bike race, this past weekend. The race, which took place on September 12, is called 'City to the Sand,' and challenges 100 participants to ride 100 miles from muggy end-of-summer heat …
Documentary Seeks Answers in Jam Master Jay’s Murder
Oct. 30 will mark seven years since the unsolved murder of Run-DMC member, DJ Jam Master Jay, who was gunned down in a Merrick Boulevard recording studio in Queens, NY, back in 2002. Despite the time that has elapsed since the murder, the hip hop community has not lost its' memories of the prol…
Rev. Run’s Son JoJo Slapped on Wrist for Drug Charge
Rev. Run's eldest son JoJo Simmons reaped just one of the many benefits of being rich and famous when he received a gentle one-day community service sentence for his recent drug debacle.
On May 8, the 19-year-old was seen purchasing marijuana and rolling a joint inside a car in the Washington H…
Run-DMC Honored With Queens Street Corner
Queens stand up! The New York City Council has approved a bill that will rename a city street in the borough of Queens in honor of hip-hop icons Run-DMC and the late Jam Master Jay.
The bill, which was Introduced by Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie (D-27 District), was approved at the Council's S…

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