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Founded: 1983

Headquarters: Hollis, Queens, New York, NY

Website Link(s): Official Site



  • Profile



Band Members

  • Run
  • D.M.C.
  • Jam Master Jay

Includes Members of

Band Biography

Run-D.M.C. was one of the first rap groups to become popular among the mainstream. They were especially known for their look, which featured fedoras and Adidas track suits and shoes. Their biggest single was the collaboration with Aerosmith, "Walk This Way", though they had many other successful singles. They had many successes and are known for having many firsts, including the first rap act to have a gold record, the first rap act to appear on Rolling Stone magazine, the first to go platinum and multi-platinum, the first to rely only on electronic beats and many other claims to fame. At around 1999, Run wanted to record a new album but DMC just wanted to continue touring. Most of Crown Royal was recorded behind DMC's back, which is the reason he only appears on one track, and may also be the reason Crown Royal is Run DMC's most disappointing album. In 2002, Run DMC were starting to make a new album to celebrate their 20th anniversary but Jam Master Jay was shot and killed in the studio and Run DMC announced their retirement.



  • Run-D.M.C.
  • King Of Rock
  • Raising Hell
  • Tougher Than Leather
  • Back From Hell
  • Down With The King
  • Crown Royal
  • Greatest Hits
  • Best Of
  • Ultimate Run-D.M.C.



Appears On



  • The Beavis And Butt-Head Experience

Mix CDs

Further Reading

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