Get On Down is reissuing four of Run D.M.C.’s albums on vinyl as a bundle. The group’s output in the ’80’s marked the transition of hip-hop from a regional to a national cultural phenomenon. Run D.M.C. was the rap act to appear on MTV and their presence led the way for hip-hop to become the new rock, something they explicitly explained in their video for “King Of Rock.” The four albums are a chronology of rap becoming a major commercial force. Run D.M.C. was the first to get an endorsement deal for sneakers, perform at a major arena, appear on the cover of Rolling Stone and receive a Grammy nomination. Their loud style, aggressive rhymes, Jam Master Jay’s DJ wizardry, and leather outfits have become iconic and instantly recognizable as the watershed moment for ’80’s hip-hop movement to the mainstream. King Of Rock, Raising Hell, Run DMC and Tougher Than Leather are all available now from Get On Down.
Daily Archives: July 19, 2017
Rapsody enjoys an NYC rooftop in her video for “The Point” featuring Hiatus Kaiyote. Nai Palm hangs out with her on the rooftop and sings Alicia Keys’ hook from “Empire State Of Mind.” At the end of the video, she talks philosophically about what being in NYC means to her career. 9th Wonder produced the song from her forthcoming Roc Nation debut that does not have a release date.