History Music / RunDMC

9th Feb '16 5:10:44 PM MarkLungo
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2nd Jan '16 4:25:03 AM aye_amber
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Run-D.M.C. were a HipHop group from Hollis, in the Queens borough of New York City. They have been widely acknowledged as Music/TheBeatles of hip hop, being one of the greatest rap groups in history. Run-D.M.C. have brought [[DarkerAndEdgier harder, grittier elements]] into their sound than the other bands of their day. They brought in a street attitude in their style with jeans, sneakers, fedoras and black leather jackets. Unlike other hip hop groups who sampled funk and disco records, they instead sampled noisy keyboards, industrial sounds, and most prominently rock guitar, paving the way for the big RapRock movement of the nineties, and becoming the first rap group to go Platinum. They famously collaborated with Music/{{Aerosmith}} to remix their song "Walk This Way", which was a huge hit, bringing Aerosmith back into popularity, and bought Run-D.M.C. acceptance with white music fans, when hip hop was previously a "fad" among black people.
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Run-D.M.C. were a HipHop group from Hollis, in the Queens borough of New York City. They have been widely acknowledged as Music/TheBeatles of hip hop, being one of the greatest rap groups in history. Run-D.M.C. have brought [[DarkerAndEdgier harder, grittier elements]] into their sound than the other bands of their day. They brought in a street attitude in their style with jeans, sneakers, fedoras fedoras, and black leather jackets. Unlike other hip hop groups who sampled funk and disco records, they instead sampled noisy keyboards, industrial sounds, and most prominently rock guitar, paving the way for the big RapRock movement of the nineties, and becoming the first rap group to go Platinum. They famously collaborated with Music/{{Aerosmith}} to remix their song "Walk This Way", Way," which was a huge hit, bringing Aerosmith back into popularity, and bought Run-D.M.C. acceptance with white music fans, when hip hop was previously a "fad" among black people.

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'''Videography''' They are interviewed in the TV documentary ''Film/BigFunInTheBigTown'' (1986), at the moment in history when the success of "Walk This Way" broke them to the mainstream.

!!Tropes associated with Run-D.M.C.: * ActuallyPrettyFunny: "It's Not Funny" lists a lot of situations that aren't hilarious to the person whom they should happen too, but some of them are pretty amusing to the listener. Others are downright ridiculous. * BadassPreacher: Run was ordained a Pentecostal minister in the early 2000s, hence his current stage name "Rev. Run". * BerserkButton: The group really doesn't like Calvin Klein. Everytime they reference it in their songs it's in dismissive terms.
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!!Tropes !! Videography: They are interviewed in the TV documentary ''Film/BigFunInTheBigTown'' (1986), at the moment in history when the success of "Walk This Way" broke them to the mainstream. ---- !! Tropes associated with Run-D.M.C.: * ActuallyPrettyFunny: "It's Not Funny" lists a lot of situations that aren't hilarious to the person whom they should happen too, to, but some of them are pretty amusing to the listener. Others are downright ridiculous. ridiculous. * BadassPreacher: Run was ordained a Pentecostal minister in the early 2000s, 2000's, hence his current stage name "Rev. Run". Run." * BerserkButton: The group really doesn't like Calvin Klein. Everytime they reference it in their songs it's in dismissive terms.

* BlindWithoutEm: D.M.C even raps about this - "I wear my glasses so I can see."
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* BlindWithoutEm: D.M.C even raps about this - this: "I wear my glasses so I can see."

* ClothesMakeTheLegend: They always wore the iconic jeans, sneakers, fedoras and black leather jackets. * ChristmasSongs: They recorded two songs for "A Very Special Christmas" and "A Very Special Christmas 2", Christmas-themed charity compilation albums for the Special Olympics: ** "Christmas in Hollis". It shows Run telling a story of how he found Santa's wallet, and returned it to him instead of keeping it. --> But I'd never steal from Santa, 'cause that ain't right --> So I headed home to mail it back to him that night --> But when I got home, I bugged, 'cause under the tree --> Was a letter from Santa that said the dough was for me! ** "Christmas Is". It shows Run asking for the listeners to share money, gifts and foods with kids from the ghetto and prisoners. * CrossOver ** Music/{{Aerosmith}} - "Walk This Way" ** Various A&M Records Artists - "A Very Special Christmas" and "A Very Special Christmas 2" ** King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew – "King Holiday" * CutSong: "Slow And Low", which never made it past the demo sessions for ''King Of Rock''. The BeastieBoys heard the song and sought Run-D.M.C.'s permission to cut their own version [[note]]they changed a couple of the more self-referential lyrics that wouldn't have really made sense delivered by anyone else, but still credited the songwriting entirely to the members of Run-D.M.C. and producer Music/RickRubin[[/note]], which appeared on ''Licensed To Ill''. The original "Slow And Low" demo would appear as a bonus track on a 2005 "deluxe edition" of ''King Of Rock''.
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* ClothesMakeTheLegend: They always wore the iconic jeans, sneakers, fedoras fedoras, and black leather jackets. * ChristmasSongs: They recorded two songs for "A Very Special Christmas" and "A Very Special Christmas 2", Christmas-themed 2," Christmas themed charity compilation albums for the Special Olympics: ** "Christmas in Hollis". Hollis." It shows Run telling a story of how he found Santa's wallet, and returned it to him instead of keeping it. --> But -->But I'd never steal from Santa, 'cause that ain't right --> So right -->So I headed home to mail it back to him that night --> But night -->But when I got home, I bugged, 'cause under the tree --> Was tree -->Was a letter from Santa that said the dough was for me! ** "Christmas Is". Is." It shows Run asking for the listeners to share money, gifts gifts, and foods food with kids from the ghetto and prisoners. * CrossOver CrossOver: ** Music/{{Aerosmith}} - "Walk This Way" Way." ** Various A&M Records Artists - "A Very Special Christmas" and "A Very Special Christmas 2" 2." ** King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew - "King Holiday" Holiday." * CutSong: "Slow And Low", Low," which never made it past the demo sessions for ''King Of Rock''. of Rock.'' The BeastieBoys Music/BeastieBoys heard the song and sought Run-D.M.C.'s permission to cut their own version version, [[note]]they changed a couple of the more self-referential self referential lyrics that wouldn't have really made sense delivered by anyone else, but still credited the songwriting entirely to the members of Run-D.M.C. and producer Music/RickRubin[[/note]], which appeared on ''Licensed To Ill''. to Ill.'' The original "Slow And and Low" demo would appear as a bonus track on a 2005 "deluxe edition" of ''King Of Rock''. Rock.''

* EatingPetFood: Referenced in "You Be Illin'"
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* EatingPetFood: Referenced in "You Be Illin'"Illin'."

* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Together Forever: Greatest Hits 1983–1991'', ''Greatest Hits'', ''The Best of Run–D.M.C.'' and ''Ultimate Run–D.M.C.''.
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* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Together Forever: Greatest Hits 1983–1991'', 1983–1991,'' ''Greatest Hits'', Hits,'' ''The Best of Run–D.M.C.'' ,'' and ''Ultimate Run–D.M.C.''.''

* LongRunnerLineUp: Type 1. The starting Run-D.M.C.-Jay lineup lasted for 21 years. When Jam-Master Jay died, the band split up instead of getting another DJ. * LyricalColdOpen: They're fond of this trope. A few examples: "Peter Piper", "King Of Rock", "My Adidas", "It's Tricky" * NiceShoes: "My Adidas" * OneExtraMember: "Run DMC" consisted of Run, DMC, and Jam Master Jay.
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* LongRunnerLineUp: Type 1. The starting Run-D.M.C.-Jay Jay lineup lasted for 21 years. When Jam-Master Jay died, the band split up instead of getting another DJ. * LyricalColdOpen: They're fond of this trope. A few examples: "Peter Piper", Piper," "King Of Rock", of Rock," "My Adidas", Adidas," and "It's Tricky" Tricky." * NiceShoes: "My Adidas" Adidas." * OneExtraMember: "Run DMC" "Run-D.M.C." consisted of Run, DMC, and Jam Master Jay. Jam-Master Jay.

* RockstarSong: "Rock Box", "King Of Rock", "Walk This Way". ** The entire "Crown Royal" album was kinda an example of this trope. Most notably the song "Rock Show".
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* RockstarSong: "Rock Box", Box," "King Of Rock", of Rock," and "Walk This Way". Way." ** The entire "Crown Royal" album was kinda an example of this trope. Most notably the song "Rock Show".Show."

* TakeThat: The video of "King Of Rock" is this to white-based rock music history.
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* TakeThat: The video of "King Of of Rock" is this to white-based white based rock music history.
29th May '15 6:37:27 PM Patachou
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'''Videography''' They are interviewed in the TV documentary ''Film/BigFunInTheBigTown'' (1986), at the moment in history when the success of "Walk This Way" broke them to the mainstream.
26th Feb '15 7:24:10 AM Statzkeen
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Run-D.M.C. were a HipHop group from Hollis, in the Queens borough of New York City. They have been widely acknowledged as Music/TheBeatles of hip hop, being one of the greatest rap groups in history. Run-D.M.C. have brought [[DarkerAndEdgier harder, grittier elements]] into their sound than the other bands of their day. They brought in a street attitude in their style with jeans, sneakers, fedoras and black leather jackets. Unlike other hip hop groups who sampled funk and disco records, they instead sampled noisy keyboards, industrial sounds, and most prominently rock guitar, paving the way for the big RapRock movement of the nineties. They famously collaborated with Music/{{Aerosmith}} to remix their song "Walk This Way", which was a huge hit, bringing Aerosmith back into popularity, and bought Run-D.M.C. acceptance with white music fans, when hip hop was previously a "fad" among black people.
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Run-D.M.C. were a HipHop group from Hollis, in the Queens borough of New York City. They have been widely acknowledged as Music/TheBeatles of hip hop, being one of the greatest rap groups in history. Run-D.M.C. have brought [[DarkerAndEdgier harder, grittier elements]] into their sound than the other bands of their day. They brought in a street attitude in their style with jeans, sneakers, fedoras and black leather jackets. Unlike other hip hop groups who sampled funk and disco records, they instead sampled noisy keyboards, industrial sounds, and most prominently rock guitar, paving the way for the big RapRock movement of the nineties.nineties, and becoming the first rap group to go Platinum. They famously collaborated with Music/{{Aerosmith}} to remix their song "Walk This Way", which was a huge hit, bringing Aerosmith back into popularity, and bought Run-D.M.C. acceptance with white music fans, when hip hop was previously a "fad" among black people.
10th Nov '14 9:48:31 AM JumpinJackFlash
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No need to put upper cases on genres.
Run-D.M.C. were a HipHop group from Hollis, in the Queens borough of New York City. They have been widely acknowledged as Music/TheBeatles of Hip Hop, being one of the greatest rap groups in history. Run-D.M.C. have brought [[DarkerAndEdgier harder, grittier elements]] into their sound than the other bands of their day. They brought in a street attitude in their style with jeans, sneakers, fedoras and black leather jackets. Unlike other Hip Hop groups who sampled Funk and Disco records, they instead sampled noisy keyboards, industrial sounds, and most prominently Rock guitar, paving the way for the big RapRock movement of the nineties. They famously collaborated with Music/{{Aerosmith}} to remix their song "Walk This Way", which was a huge hit, bringing Aerosmith back into popularity, and bought Run-D.M.C. acceptance with white music fans, when Hip Hop was previously a "fad" among black people. The band broke up after Jam-Master Jay was tragically shot and killed at his recording studio on October 30, 2002, sending the Hip Hop community into shock. The remaining members then went off to pursue solo projects.
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Run-D.M.C. were a HipHop group from Hollis, in the Queens borough of New York City. They have been widely acknowledged as Music/TheBeatles of Hip Hop, hip hop, being one of the greatest rap groups in history. Run-D.M.C. have brought [[DarkerAndEdgier harder, grittier elements]] into their sound than the other bands of their day. They brought in a street attitude in their style with jeans, sneakers, fedoras and black leather jackets. Unlike other Hip Hop hip hop groups who sampled Funk funk and Disco disco records, they instead sampled noisy keyboards, industrial sounds, and most prominently Rock rock guitar, paving the way for the big RapRock movement of the nineties. They famously collaborated with Music/{{Aerosmith}} to remix their song "Walk This Way", which was a huge hit, bringing Aerosmith back into popularity, and bought Run-D.M.C. acceptance with white music fans, when Hip Hop hip hop was previously a "fad" among black people. The band broke up after Jam-Master Jay was tragically shot and killed at his recording studio on October 30, 2002, sending the Hip Hop hip hop community into shock. The remaining members then went off to pursue solo projects.
8th Nov '14 1:55:13 AM Patachou
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* ''Run–D.M.C.'' (1984) * ''King of Rock'' (1985)
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* ''Run–D.M.C.'' ''Music/RunDMCAlbum'' (1984) * ''King of Rock'' ''Music/KingOfRock'' (1985)

* BadassPreacher: Run was ordained a Pentecostal minister in the early 2000s, hence his current stage name "Rev. Run".
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\n* ActuallyPrettyFunny: "It's Not Funny" lists a lot of situations that aren't hilarious to the person whom they should happen too, but some of them are pretty amusing to the listener. Others are downright ridiculous. * BadassPreacher: Run was ordained a Pentecostal minister in the early 2000s, hence his current stage name "Rev. Run". Run". * BerserkButton: The group really doesn't like Calvin Klein. Everytime they reference it in their songs it's in dismissive terms.
20th Sep '14 2:45:06 PM Quag15
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* TakeThat: The video of "King Of Rock" is this to white-based rock music history.
20th Sep '14 2:36:05 PM bt8257
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* BlindWithoutEm: DMC even raps about this - "I wear my glasses so I can see."
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* BlindWithoutEm: DMC D.M.C even raps about this - "I wear my glasses so I can see."

** King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew- - "King Holiday"
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** King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew- - Crew – "King Holiday"

* RockstarSong: "Rock Box", "King Of Rock" and "Walk This Way".
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* RockstarSong: "Rock Box", "King Of Rock" and Rock", "Walk This Way".

* SpecsOfAwesome: DMC. He even raps about them: "I wear my glasses so I can see".
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* SpecsOfAwesome: DMC. He even raps about them: "I wear my glasses so I can see".
9th Sep '14 12:00:41 PM Patachou
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* ''Raising Hell'' (1986)
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* ''Raising Hell'' ''Music/RaisingHell'' (1986)
21st Jun '14 7:34:15 AM AndyLA
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* NiceShoes: "My Adidas"
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