Run-DMC almost singlehandedly ushered in the New School Era of Hip-Hop and ended the Old School Era with the release of their 1983 smash single “It’s Like That”/”Sucker MC’s.”
Run DMC rose to fame due to the dynamic verses of Run and D.M.C., but the crew’s equally vital member was their late DJ, Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell. On what would have been the turntable technician’s 49th birthday, it’s only right to give props to DJs that have shined in similar settings as well.
On this day (Nov. 14) in 1964, Joseph Ward Simmons was born in the borough of Queens, New York, and the world has never been the same since.
The late and legendary Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC fame was one of the founders of the Scratch DJ Academy. The DJ school recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and paid tribute to the Hip-Hop icon in the process.
It seems that everyone wants a piece of the reality TV pie, and the latest group to come to the table just happens to be the children of rap stars. The sons of N.W.A members, E-40, and Run DMC member, Jam Master Jay, are shopping around their own show, TMZ reports.
A decade after his death, an alleged suspect has been implicated in the shooting death of Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell. Curtis Scoon was named by the New York Daily News as ordering a hit out on the legendary rap figure to settle a decade-long drug debt.
Hip-Hop has seen its share of rapper deaths over the years, from Scott La Rock to Slim Dunkin.’ No matter how many times it happens, it always comes as a shock, even if the rapper or Hip-Hop personality is living that hella reckless Y.O.L.O. life. But it’s the senseless rap killings that go unsolved that […]
Known as DJ Scratch, he has announced that he will change his alias to DJ Jam Master Scratch, with the support of DMC from Run-DMC. It only seems right that one member be able to pass the title as it was 1988 when Run-DMC helped Scratch get his first step into the music business as […]
“When 50’s verse came on, when it was his time to rock, he got the mic in his hand, but then Scar 4 Life comes out of nowhere and starts doin his Shyte…I knew he felt a certain kind of way cause he was down with us, but he wasn’t official, he was down with […]
“I feel good that it was leaked in its entirety, in sequence so people can hear my vision.” For a man such as Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson to have such ongoing hate since his 2003 debut, it must leave a nice taste for the rapper to know that Falling victims to the same circumstances as […]
Run DMC’s Hip-Hop imprint has helped to commemorate the trio as musical pioneers. With their extensive list of crossover hits, Rev Run, Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels and Jam-Master Jay have become internationally recognized as rap royalty. In August a street was renamed ‘Run DMC JMJ Way’ in their honor to pay homage to their contributions in modern […]
Although not riding his way up the charts as he once did, Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels of the legendary Run DMC will be pedal his way to victory during tomorrow’s ‘City To The Sand’ Bike Race. DMC will be one of 100 bikers to bike 100 miles traveling from the busy streets of New York to […]
“The Kings,” Run-DMC will be honored today in their hometown of Hollis, Queens as a street renaming and dedication will take place in honor of the three from 11a.m. – 4p.m. Composed of Joseph Simmons as “Run,” Darryl McDaniels as “DMC” and Jason Mizel as “Jam Master Jay,” the trio is famed for crossing rock […]