Sunday night The Grammys celebrated 50 years of hip-hop with a lineup of some of the most prominent rappers of the genre. Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, Run DMC, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, Rakim, Mr. Scarface, Busta Rhymes, Too Short, Ice-T, Method Man, Lil Baby, GloRilla, LL Cool J
Run DMC introduced a new style of hip-hop with their debut single “It’s Like That.” The hard beats, shouting delivery and leather suits were unlike the more carefree approach of previous artists like Kurtis Blow or The Sugar Hill Gang. Their raps about the toughness of capitalism and the stupidity
Public Enemy release animated video for “Public Enemy Number Won” featuring Run DMC, Ad-Rock and Mike D of The Beastie Boys. They become animated characters among archived footage of the band, posters and old flyers. Chuck D explains that the song is a tribute to “Public Enemy No. 1” from
[youtube id=”718bAMt_Qrk”]It was 16 years ago when Jam Master Jay was fatally shot inside a studio in Jamaica, Queens. The murder of the DJ who provided the sounds for legendary rap group Run-D.M.C. was never solved and conflicting rumors about it continue to grow. ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay?