Hip Hop Game Changers

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Run-DMC

Musically, Run-DMC is perhaps the most influential rap group ever — their hard-hitting, skeletal beats and aggressive, streetwise braggadocio yanked hip hop away from its early disco-influenced stylings. They essentally created "hardcore hip hop" and set off the genre's golden era. Commercially, their triple-platinum opus Raising Hell proved that rap was more than just a fad.

(Photo: Ricky Powell/As featured in Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey )

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