Birth Place: Hollis, Queens, New York, USA
Years Active: 1983–2002
Genres: Rap, Rap Rock
Run–D.M.C. was an American hip-hop group from Hollis, in the Queens borough of New York City. Founded 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. The trio was one of the most well-known hip-hop acts in the 1980s that signified the advent of the new school of hip-hop music. They were the first group in their genre to have a gold record and be nominated for a Grammy Award. After signing with Profile Records, Run–D.M.C. released their first single "It's Like That/Sucker MCs,” in late 1983. The single was well received, peaking at #15 on...
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