In image as in song its artists projected a tough, cool, street b-boy attitude. These elements contrasted sharply with the funk and disco influenced outfits, novelty hits, live bands, synthesizers and party rhymes of artists prevalent in , and rendered them old school. New school artists made shorter songs that could more easily gain radio play, and more cohesive LPs than their old school counterparts.
By their releases began to establish the hip hop album as a fixture of the mainstream. Raising Hell is the third album by hip hop group Run-D.
The album was produced by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin. Raising Hell became the first Platinum and multi-Platinum hip hop record. Written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the song was originally released as the second single from the album Toys in the Attic It peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot in early , part of a string of successful hit singles for the band in the s.
In addition to being one of the songs that helped break Aerosmith into the mainstream in the s, it also helped revitalize their career in the s when it was covered by hip hop group Run—D. This cover was a touchstone for the new musical subgenre of rap rock, or the melding of rock and hip hop. He is a founding member of the hip hop group Run—D. Joseph Ward Simmons , better known by the stage name Run , Rev.
Simmons is one of the founding members of the influential hip hop group Run—D. He is also a practicing minister, known as Reverend Run. Tougher Than Leather is the fourth studio album by hip hop group Run—D.
The album was produced by the group members themselves, Davy D. Crown Royal is the seventh and final studio album by hip hop group Run—D. Lyor Cohen is an American music industry executive. Cohen has been actively involved in hip hop at various record labels for more than 30 years.
He started by managing rappers for Rush Productions, then led Def Jam. In September , Cohen resigned from Warner and started his own independent label, Entertainment. The album was produced by Russell Simmons and Larry Smith. It was considered groundbreaking for its time, presenting a tougher, more hardcore form of hip-hop. The album's sparse beats and aggressive rhymes were in sharp contrast with the light, funky sound that was popular in hip hop at the time.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits compilation album of Run—D. While it was argued that hits such as "The Ave. So that's what hip hop sounded like in , cool'. It's not because I dislike any of those [later] records.
Krush Groove is a American film by Warner Bros. This film is based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings and up-and-coming record producer Russell Simmons, portrayed by Blair Underwood in his feature film debut. Simmons was the film's co-producer and story consultant; he also had a cameo in the film as a club owner named Crocket.
King of Rock is the second studio album by hip hop group Run—D. King of Rock became the first rap album released on CD. The album saw the group adopting a more rock-influenced sound, with several tracks prominently featuring heavy guitar riffs. The song "Roots, Rap, Reggae" features Yellowman, and was one of the first hybrids of rap and dancehall. Ultimate Run—D. It contains 18 tracks as well as a bonus DVD with 14 music videos. David Franklin Reeves Jr.
Following the popularity of their previous two singles "Hard Times" and "It's Like That" , Profile Records head suggested to the producers and group that they should attempt to record an album as they already had four songs ready, and releasing a few more would not hurt them.
Despite speculating low sales from the label and the group not feeling that hip hop was a genre appropriate for a full-length album, they were given an advance to start recording. It is about Adidas footwear. Redman's wild sense of humor is the main star of "Whut? It's certainly his hardest and most surreal. Released less than eight weeks after Pac's death, the album further eternalized Pac's enigma.
The third time was the charm for Brad "Scarface" Jordan. It has this gloriously invigorating feel that resonated with audiences old and new. Before a car crash wrecked D. Dre's finest production. EPMD is the most sampled group in hip-hop for good reason: Their production is a thing of beauty.
Combine that with Erick and P's laid-back rhymes and you get strictly dopeness. Afrika Bambaataa was a trailblazer, an innovator of the hip-hop aesthetic. There are two stars on "Licensed to Ill," and both deserve equal credit. Rick Rubin, the true pioneer of rap rock, is the one pulling the musical puppet strings on this thing.
But the album would be nothing without the Beasties destroying every track with their unbridled passion. The album's "Death" side presented an image of the present, while the "Life " side offered a vision of the future. Before " Reasonable Doubt ," mafioso rap lacked nuance. Jay studied his peers and perfected their template, bringing a vulnerable side that personified the usual street characters. The outcome was an album that served both as an honest narrative of the ills of street life and an unrepentant defense of it.
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B4 " Breakadawn " Instrumental. Ultramagnetic M. Mercury Records. Labels: Records , Ultramagnetic M. Records: DJ Quik - "Tonite" 12". Here is another one of my favourites. I figure I have about another 5 years worth of records to go through so this isn't going to stop anytime soon. DJ Quik. Profile Records. A1 "Tonite" Album Version. Produced by DJ Quik. Labels: DJ Quik , Records.
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Archived from the original on International Belgian Entertainment Association. Swiss Hitparade. Performing allowed McDaniels to come out of his depression and he appeared revitalized on the tour. There was even talk of Run-DMC finally signing with Def Jam, which by then was no longer held by its original founders.
Despite the success of the tour and Aerosmith consequently discussing adding additional dates, Simmons abruptly announced that he was quitting. On October 30, , Mizell was shot and killed at his recording studio in Queens. In the aftermath, Simmons and McDaniels announced the official disbanding of the group.
The Beastie Boys paid tribute. Simmons did not attend the show; he was recording his first solo album, Distortion.
He had recently discovered that he was adopted, which led him to be the center of the VH1 program My Adoption Journey , a documentary chronicling his re-connection with his biological family. Simmons also turned to television, starring in Run's House , a reality show that followed his life as a father and husband. They also covered "For What It's Worth" at the end of the show. Awards in Jay's memory. In October , Mizell's one-time protege 50 Cent announced plans to produce a documentary about his fallen mentor.
The film was rumored to depict the life and story of the group beginning from their inception in Hollis, Queens, and leading up to the murder of Jam Master Jay. Their sound is directly responsible for intentionally transforming rap music from dance-and club-oriented funk grooves like " Rapper's Delight " and " The Breaks " to an aggressive, less-danceable approach.
Characterized by sparse, hard-hitting beats—as typified on hits like " It's Like That ", and " Peter Piper "—this would form the foundation of hardcore hip hop particularly hardcore East Coast hip hop. As such, Run-DMC is considered the originators of the style, and hardcore hip hop would dominate the next two decades of rap music, from the bombastic, noisy sound of Public Enemy and stripped minimalism of Boogie Down Productions to the thump of early Wu-Tang Clan and Nas.
Their influence was not limited to the East Coast, however. Los Angeles' N. Early on, the group rarely sampled and rarely looped anything over their skeletal beats, and the funky minimalism of major producers, such as Timbaland and The Neptunes , is drawn from Run-DMC's fundamental sound. Aesthetically, they changed the way rappers presented themselves. Onstage, old school rappers had previously performed in flashy attire and colorful costumes, typically had a live band and, in the case of acts like Whodini , had background dancers.
Run-DMC performed with only Run and DMC out front, and Jam-Master Jay on the turntables behind them, in what is now considered the 'classic' hip hop stage setup: two turntables and microphones. They embraced the look and style of the street by wearing jeans, lace-less Adidas sneakers, and their trademark black fedoras. The group shunned both the over-the-top wardrobe of previous rap stars like the Furious Five and Afrika Bambaataa , and the silk-shirted, jheri curled , ladies' man look of rappers like Kurtis Blow and Spoonie Gee.
Followers of their style included LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys; seemingly overnight, rappers were wearing jeans and sneakers instead of rhinestones and leather outfits. From Adidas tracksuits and rope chains to baggy jeans and Timberland footwear, hip hop's look remained married to the styles of the street. In the process, the trio helped change the course of popular music, paving the way for rap's second generation.
Historically, the group achieved a number of notable firsts in hip hop music and are credited with being the act most responsible for pushing hip hop into mainstream popular music, initiating its musical and artistic evolution and enabling its growth as a global phenomenon. Run-DMC is the first rap act to have reached a number of major accomplishments: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Run—D. American hip hop group.Jul 19, · The track by Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell has had various parts of it sampled by artists ranging from LMFAO and J Dilla to The Orb and Autechre.