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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Rap Reunions

Tony Yayo and Young Buck bury the hatchet, is there a new G-Unit album in the works?

Rappers on SNL

The live TV stage has hosted some legendary hip hop moments.

Music News: Tech N9ne Names His Top Five Favorite Albums

See what classic LPs made the Strange Music CEO's list. (2/18/2014)

Adidas Collaborates With Photographer Jamel Shabazz

A new campaign shows hip hop's early affinity with the shoe brand.

Countdown Until Kickoff: Events Leading Up to Super Bowl 48

As New York and New Jersey prepare to host the first cold weather Super Bowl, a week of events including concerts, a Miami Heat game and more mark the countdown to game day.

Music News: Rev. Run Gives Diggy A Pass For "Mama Said"

Rapper’s parents finally address controversial song. (1/7/2014)
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