Containing Multitudes Since 2004
My very first encounter with rap! Wonder what they're up to nowadays?
Sadly, Jam Master Jay hasn't been up to much lately.Run found the lord and I think he records gospel rap as Rev. Run. He also had a reality show called Run's House, but I don't know if that's still on or not.DMC continues to record and is working on an updated autobiography.
Swac is right. Jam Master Jay was shot to death in a recording studio in 2002, which prompted the retirement of the band.
I love Run DMC but I do sometimes think that they and Def Jam ruined hip hop. Before it was a home made but funky thing post Run DMC (and later Public Enemy) it became a sort of 'rock' thing and found a new (white male) audience. Not to mention the kind of early product placement of My Adidas, which could me seen as a kind of early bling brag. So basically Run DMC I accusse you of turning hip hop from funky fun to the kind of dull heavy metal blokey bling fest it is now.
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