Run This: Why We Love Rev Run

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  • Run DMC, Aerosmith
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  • Rev. Run, Diggy Simmons
  • Rev Run, Angela Simmons, Vanessa Simmons
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  • 111312 music run this rev run performs live
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He's the Godfather of Mash-ups

Rev. Run helped break down boundaries with Run DMC's 1986 smash "Walk This Way," which featured Aerosmith and re-upped their hit of the same name. Nowadays genre-bending is nothing new, but back then it was a game changer. The song basically birthed the sub-genre of rap-rock, producing acts like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against the Machine. 

(Photo: Arista Records)

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