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Run–D.M.C. was an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jam Master Jay. The group is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip hop culture. Run–D.M.C. is one of the best-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, and 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. Wikipedia

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1998 Breaking Out: The Alcatraz Concert -
1989 Mild Seven Videography Guest Interview
2015 Straight Outta Compton -
2015 Lip Sync Battle -
2015 Dolezal Backstage -
2014 Rio 2 -
2014 1987 -
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon -
2014 Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock -
2013 Turbo -
2013 Brooklyn Nine-Nine -


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1 It's Tricky 1992
2 Christmas in Hollis 1992
3 It's Like That 1990
4 My Adidas 1986
5 Rock Box 1990
6 King of Rock 1985
7 You Be Illin' 1992
8 Raising Hell 2004
9 Hard Times 1990
10 Hit it Run 2004
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