Run DMC

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A hip-hop group from Hollis, Queens featuring DJ Jam Master Jay and emcees Run and DMC. They helped rap music capture staying power in the 80s with their rock-infused music that appealed to white kids as much as kids of color. Their breakout hits in the 80s included “Sucker MCs” and “It’s Like That.” That was only the start, however, of the group’s success. Run is the brother of Russell Simmons, one of hip-hop’s first and biggest moguls. You may be familiar with their children who have appeared on the reality TV shows MTV’s  “Run’s House” and “Growing Up Hip Hop” on WeTV.

Who has sampled Run DMC?

Run DMC’s Music Bloodline