Month: November 2018

Post Band

In 2002, Jam-Master Jay was shot and killed at a recording studio in Jamaica – a still unsolved crime. Run and DMC immediately released a statement announcing the disbanding of the group. Jay’s memorial featured albums, flowers, and Adidas sneakers.   The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 …

Run-D.M.C.

This was the debut studio-recorded album, dropped in 1984. It broke ground – it was hip hop but it was aggressive, it was hard, it lacked the funky light carefree style of the time. And the music could be sparse behind the vocals – or the vocals could be sparse behind the beat. There was …

Russell

Russell does everything so we’re gonna give him his own entry. He claims that seeing Eddie Cheeba in 1977 led him to a career in hip hop – he started by cofounding Def Jam records in 1983. He produced a movie in 1985. He produced HBO comedy specials and hit Eddie Murphy flicks. He co-founded …

Who is Run DMC?

Run DMC is Joe Simmons, Darryl McDaniels and Jason Mizell – they formed Run DMC in 1981 Queens and are now widely recognized as the most influential groups in music.  The had a SOUND – it was an “explode through your walls and yell at you” sound. The beats were heavy, almost the focal point …