Run-DMC is an American hip-hop group formed in 1983. The group is considered one of the most influential acts in the history of hip-hop culture and one of the most famous hip-hop acts of the 1980s. They are known for their innovative beats, rhymes and style, and for helping to bring hip-hop to mainstream audiences.
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Run-DMC is an iconic American hip-hop group formed in Queens, New York, in 1981, consisting of Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell. The group's unique blend of rap and rock, characterized by heavy beats, raw rhymes, and a distinctive fashion sense, helped to popularize hip-hop as a mainstream genre in the 1980s.
One of Run-DMC's most significant contributions to hip-hop was their pioneering approach to collaboration with rock musicians. Their groundbreaking 1986 album "Raising Hell" featured a collaboration with rock legends Aerosmith on the hit single "Walk This Way," which became a crossover smash and helped to break down racial and musical barriers between hip-hop and rock audiences.
Run-DMC's impact on hip-hop and popular culture has significantly inspired countless musicians and artists across multiple genres. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, and their legacy continues to influence and shape the music industry today. With their bold and innovative approach to music and fashion, Run-DMC remains one of the most important and enduring hip-hop groups ever.