Run DMC is the most iconic hip hop groups to come out of the eighties. Run DMC features Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniel’s, and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell. Run DMC was the first hip hop group to receive a gold album. Run DMC wore heavy gold chains, white sneakers, and usually dressed in black. They were known to wear hats and sneakers without their shoestrings.
Run DMC released their third album titles Raising Hell. The crew teamed up with Steven Tyler and turned Aerosmith’s Walk This Way into a rap song. Steven Tyler joined Run DMC, and this song and video was on the biggest hits in the eighties. Seeing Steven Tyler and Aerosmith join in with RUN DMC in the video was a hoot. Heavy metal and hip hop comes together to create a major hit.
Run DMC remixed It’s Tricky in 1997. It’s Tricky was a hit. In the It’s Tricky video Penn and Teller was included. Who doesn’t love the It’s Tricky song? You can sing along immediately when it comes on. “It’s Tricky, tricky, tricky on time”. Remember in the video Run DMC teaches Penn and Teller how to dance? They give them their signature Adidas sneakers without laces, black hates, and of course Run DMC t-shirts. Watching Penn and Teller rapping and dancing is hilarious. At the end of the It’s Tricky video, Penn and Teller pretend to be Run DMC.
Run DMC was the first hip hop, rap act to appear on MTV. Raising Hell was Run DMC’s most successful album. The Raising Hell album sold more than three million copies in just the first year. Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons continued his success by having his own reality television show, “Run’s House”. He is now known as Reverend Run and is a member of Zoe Ministries. Jam-Master Jay was shot and killed in Queens on October 30, 2002. DMC recently released a musical project that is called, “Checks, Thugs, Rock-N-Roll”. DMC wrote a book entitled, “King of Rock: Respect, Responsibility and My Life with Run-DMC”. Will Smith helped DMC write his book. The book has received amazing reviews nationwide.
Run DMC is responsible for the sound and style of today’s hip hop music. Run DMC fans can celebrate Run DMC’s legacy by wearing one of the Run DMC T-shirts. The favorite Run DMC tee shirts features the name featured in bold white letters on top of a black shirt. Another favorite Run DMC tee shirts is the whiskey label t-shirt. This t-shirt has a whiskey label design, which is excellent for drinking fans. The Run DMC t-shirt features the saying, “Rock N’ Rule Legends” inside the whiskey label. In the center of the label has the classic picture of Run, D.M.C., and Jam Master Jay. This is a Run DMC t-shirt collectible for all of their fans.