Author Archives: Antonio Kelly

Staying Young

Not all aging has to be this disappointing disappearance of what made a man special. I’m not saying that a subscription is going to keep good men good (although it can’t help) but I am suggesting that we hold our … Continue reading

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Russel – Me Too

Among the men brought down by the #metoo movement, is yogi, guru, hip hop godfather Russell Simmons. He’s been accused of sexual assault by seven women and rape by six – some of whom were as young as 17 at … Continue reading

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Whose House?

Rev Run had a reality show in the early 2000s focused on his family, his faith, his relationships, and his world in general. This was the prime time for moderately known celebrities known for one thing to become famous to … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Rev Run, DMC, Jam-Master Jay

Rev Run (Joe Simmons) shares the lead vocalist spot in the band. He goes by Rev after becoming ordained as a Pentacostal minister. DMC (Darryl McDaniels) was a foster kid who eventually heard Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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