Run-DMC

Run-DMC

The Kings of Rock from Hollis, Queens.

Founded

1983 in Hollis, Queens, New York City

Full Name

Date of Birth

1983 in Hollis, Queens, New York City

Still Alive

Date of Death

Influenced By

Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, DJ Kool Herc, Kurtis Blow

Later Influenced

LL Cool J, Public Enemy, N.W.A.

Run-DMC. From let to right: Darryl McDaniels, Jason Mizell, and Joseph Simmons.
Run-DMC. From let to right: Darryl McDaniels, Jason Mizell, and Joseph Simmons.

About The artist

These three Hollis, Queens natives were the most important of the new school Hip Hop artists. They brought a harder edge to the music and helped move Hip Hop from a single-oriented genre to an album-oriented one. Their 1996 album Raising Hell became Hip Hop's first multi-platinum record.

Members

DMC (Darryl McDaniels), Run (Joseph Simmons), Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell)

Did you know...

The single "My Adidas" from Run-DMC's album Raising Hell led to a $1.6 million endorsement deal with the footwear company. It was the first endorsement between a musical group and an athletic company.

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