Without question the single most important group in hip-hop's colorful history, Queens trio Run-D.M.C. have influenced practically everyone who came after them. Breaking barriers in both sound and sales, their charismatic flows and ground-breaking production took the music industry by storm, turning an entire generation on to the magic of rap music. From their first single in 1983, "It's Like That" b/w "Sucker MC's," their distinctive style put them in high regard with fans and fellow artists alike. Jam Master Jay sets the pace with raw, in-your-face drum beats and fierce scratching, while Run and D.M.C. unleashed aggressive and boastful tag-team rhymes destined to become classic. They truly were "kings from Queens," taking hip-hop to MTV and international stadium tours at a time when many critics still fronted on the genre's validity. Between 1984 and 1990 they released six full albums, appeared in two major films, and churned out a slew of incredible singles. "Peter Piper," "It's Tricky," and "My Adidas" continue to move crowds to this day, while the tracks "Rock Box," "King of Rock," and "Walk This Way" were the first to combine Hard Rock and rap, predating today's chart-topping... See More
Run DMC Concert Films
Live in Montreux
Runtime: 1 hr 6 minRun DMC were one of the true pioneers of rap music. Formed in the early eighties they had a string of hit singles and multi-platinum albums through the decade which helped to define the sound of contemporary rap music. They also pioneered the crossover with rock and pop typified by their worldwide hit Walk This Way, which they recorded with Aerosmith. This concert at Montreux in 2001 was one of the last they performed before the tragic death of Jam Master Jay in 2002.
Run DMC Top Tracks
Up in Smoke
Runtime: 27 minMaking an appearance at the sixth annual Smokeout Festival in San Bernardino, California, was multi-platinum rap artist DMX. The only rap artist to have five consecutive platinum and number one albums simultaneously, DMX performs some of his most popular jams in this final performance before his decision to concentrate on his acting career. See the King of Rap perform his most powerful thug-life anthems, "Who We Be" and "Ya'll Gonna Make Me Lose My Mind," plus two of his biggest hits, "X Gonna Give It To Ya" and "Kaido." In this show, DMX ignites the live crowd like no other rapper can, and demonstrates how he became one of the prime forces behind mainstream Hip Hop's return to street realism during the late '90s.
Puff Puff Pass Tour
Runtime: 1 hr 43 minThis is it! Your front row seat to the greatest hip hop experience ever captured on film. This is the ultimate back stage pass for your total pleasure. "Up In Smoke" is it and now you've got it all. Fire it up.
Live at The Metro Theatre
Runtime: 1 hr 41 minPublic Enemy, also known as PE, is an influential hip hop group from Long Island, New York, known for its politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Public Enemy number forty-four on its list of the Immortals: 100. Here, the group performs at The Metro Theatre, in Sydney, Australia, on December 27, 2008.