Run‐D.M.C.

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Run–D.M.C. was an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell. The group is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip hop culture. Run–D.M.C. was one of the most well-known hip hop acts in the 1980s who, along with LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, and Public Enemy signified the advent of the new school of hip hop music. They were the first group in the genre to have a gold album (Run–D.M.C., 1984) and be nominated for a Grammy Award. They were the first to earn a platinum record (King of Rock, 1985), the first to earn a multiplatinum certification (Raising Hell, 1986) the first to have videos on MTV, the first to appear on American Bandstand and the cover of Rolling Stone. Run–D.M.C. was the only hip hop act to perform at Live Aid in 1985.

The group was among the first to highlight the importance of the MC and DJ relationship. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked them number 48 in their list of the greatest musical artists of all time. In 2007, Run–D.M.C. was named "The Greatest Hip Hop Group of All Time" by MTV.com and "Greatest Hip Hop Artist of All Time" by VH1. On April 4, 2009, rapper Eminem inducted them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In doing so, Run–D.M.C. became only the second hip hop group in history to be inducted, after Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1984 Run-D.M.C. Run‐D.M.C. 4 13
1985 King of Rock Run‐D.M.C. 11
1986 Raising Hell Run‐D.M.C. 4.35 15
1988 Tougher Than Leather Run‐D.M.C. 15
1990 Back From Hell Run‐D.M.C. 11
1993 Down With the King Run‐D.M.C. 3 10
2001 Crown Royal Run‐D.M.C. 5 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1991 Together Forever: Greatest Hits 1983-1991 Compilation Run‐D.M.C. 5
1995 The Best Of Compilation Run‐D.M.C. 1
1998 Together Forever: Greatest Hits 1983-1998 Compilation Run‐D.M.C. 1
2002 High Profile: The Original Rhymes Compilation Run‐D.M.C. 2
2002 Greatest Hits Compilation Run‐D.M.C. 2
2003 Ultimate Run DMC Compilation Run‐D.M.C. 2
2003 The Best of Run DMC Compilation Run‐D.M.C. 1
2004 Artist Collection Compilation Run‐D.M.C. 2
2007 The Best of Run-D.M.C. Compilation Run‐D.M.C. 1
2009 It's Like This: The Best Of Compilation Run‐D.M.C. 1
2009 Playlist: The Very Best of Run‐D.M.C. Compilation Run‐D.M.C. 1
2010 The Music of Run-D.M.C. Compilation Run‐D.M.C. 1
2011 S.O.U.L. Compilation Run‐D.M.C. 1
2011 Walk This Way: The Best of Compilation Run‐D.M.C. 1
2012 The Essential Run‐D.M.C. Compilation Run‐D.M.C. 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2007 Live at Montreux 2001 Live Run DMC 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1985 Can You Rock It Like This Run‐D.M.C. 1
1985 King of Rock Run‐D.M.C. 1
1986 Walk This Way Run‐D.M.C. 3 2
1990 What’s It All About / The Ave Run‐D.M.C. 1
1991 Faces / Back From Hell (Remix) Run‐D.M.C. 1
1993 Down With the King Run‐D.M.C. 1
1997 It’s Like That Run‐D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins 5
1998 It’s Tricky Run‐D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins 3

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1988 Papa Crazy E.P. Run‐D.M.C. 1

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