Posted On Monday, August 17, 2020
Music

Artist of the Week! Classic Hip Hop – Run DMC


The groundbreakers, the ones who took the art to the masses. Yes, that’s RUN-DMC, they took rap and the Hip-Hop aesthetic mainstream, yet they were still true to the game. With the first rap album to go Gold – the self-titled “RUN-DMC” opened or should I say kicked the door open in the music business.  One that has never been closed since – Hip-Hop is the top music genre in the world today. As a teenager in the early 80’s growing up in the NYC metropolitan area, RUN-DMC became the embodiment of the culture I lived.  The music, the B-Boy, the boombox, the graffiti, all became “hood assets.” They became marketable style, and RUN-DMC in their B-boy stance, Adidas with fat laces, Lee Jeans, Cazals and Kangols epitomized it all.  Yet, the tracks still became the soundtrack for the streets, especially my Top 5:

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1. Sucker M.C.’s – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnle9m_1u30

2. Down With the King – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUXpNMMqW1A

3. Peter Piper – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo5-74dWGS0

4. It’s Like That – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hN1SKVx31s

5. Beats to the Rhyme – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca5fKP6tM5s

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