Run-DMC

Run DMC broke barriers in the 1980s as a commercial rap group that maintained street credibility. Consisting of Daryl “DMC” McDaniels, Joseph "Run" Simmons and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, the trio stands atop a long list of firsts: They were the first rappers to be nominated for a Grammy; first rappers to receive RIAA gold, platinum and multi-platinum plaque; first rappers to have a video added to MTV. They have defined rap with four classic releases in the ‘80s, beginning with their 1984 self-titled debut and ending with the 1998 release of Tougher Than Leather.  In 2002, Jam Master Jay was shot and killed in an unsolved murder in Queens. Simmons (now a minister known as Reverend Run) has gone on to reality show fame as the star of the family-focused MTV hit, Run's House.

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Plus, pics of Chris Brown, Rihanna, Kerry Washington and more.

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Hov's NY2O water acquisition is the latest addition to his resume.

Out and About: Rihanna Donates Dresses to Hard Rock Cafe in Paris

Plus, pics of Prince, Amber Rose, Chris Brown and more.

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From NYC to ATL, everyone heard The Message. (6/2/2014)

This Day in Black History: May 31, 1964

Hip hop pioneer and Run-DMC member Darryl McDaniels was born on May 31, 1964.

Hip Hop Big Threes

Potent rap trios that have made their mark in the game. Don't miss The Lox tonight!
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