411: Rev Run Speaks On Son Diggy’s Hiphop
15 year old son of kings of rock, Run DMC legend, Rev Run is completely behind Diggy Simmons and his burgeoning hiphop career signing to Atlantic Records and will not let school get in the way of stacking Benjamins.
XXLMag.com called Run to get his fatherly word on the could-be heir to his father's emcee crown. Questions on whether the young-un is too young for this kinda attention on the mic in this cut-throat hiphop business were broached to the Rev, he remarks on daughter Angela and her Pastries sneaker business too.
“Never, I don’t discourage nobody in my house,” he said. “This is an entertainment house. My daughter Angela was in college, she was like, ‘Daddy, I don’t know what to do, I’m getting straight A’s in college, but Pastries is taking off.’ I’m like, ‘Peace college, go take your butt down to the sneaker office and go get that paper…that’s your college… We’ll get back to [school], Pastries is doing millions.’”
“This is a household that follows dad,” he continued. “I was in college when Run-D.M.C. started to hit, but I had to take a leave of absence. I’ve been absent ever since.”
His recent drop on the First Flight mixtape, has been furthering the Simmons' empire and painting Diggy with his own I.D. Borrowing Nas' classic beat earlier in the month the boy dropped the video for 'Made You Look (Flow Stoopid)' [Peep below]
Trailer: 2 Turntables and a Mic: Life & Death of Jam Master Jay
Here’s the trailer for the Jay documentary that will come packaged with Curtis’ Before I Self Destruct CD. What a connection, 50 Cent was once entangled in rumours of being part-reason of JMJ's violent murder. Looong story.
Run DMC on Reading Rainbow
Run DMC Inducted Into Rock&Roll Hall of Fame
Living Hip-Hop legends Run-D.M.C. are among the artists being considered to be inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, it was announced today (September 22).
The rap group joins esteemed acts like Little Anthony and the Imperials, Jeff Beck, Metallica, Bobby Womack, Chic, Wanda Jackson and pioneering hardcore band The Stooges.
“Run-D.M.C. and Jam Master Jay being considered for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is an honor and a dream come true,” Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons told AllHipHop.com exclusively. “I pray that my DJ, Jam Master Jay is resting in peace and smiling ear to ear. D.M.C. and Jay, job well done! This is exciting beyond belief.”
The 24th annual 2009 induction ceremony, which is open to the public for the first time in the Museum’s history, is slated to take place April 4 at Public Hall in Cleveland.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was established in 1983, to recognized the contribution of musicians and their artistry to pop culture.
The Museum is located in Cleveland, Ohio and is a non-profit organization which preserves and honors the continuing significance of popular music. The organization collects, preserves and a number of artefact through exhibits, libraries, archives and educational programs.
Comprised of Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, Run-D.M.C. dropped their self titled début album Run-D.M.C. in 1984 for New York City independent, Profile Records.
The group went on to record a number of groundbreaking recordings, including King of Rock (1985), Raising Hell (1986), Tougher Than Leather (1988), Back From Hell (1990), Down with The King (1993) and Crown Royal (2001).
Run-D.M.C. is credited with bringing Hip-Hop to the masses, through hits like "My Adidas," "Peter Piper," "Walk This Way," "Mary Mary."
Each year, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s nominating committee, which is comprised of rock and roll historians, selects the nominees, who are not eligible until 25-years after their first album was released.
Then, a body of over 500 international experts vote and the performers who receive the highest number of votes and more than 50 percent of the vote - are inducted. Usually, five to seven performers each year.
In 2007, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five were the first Hip-Hop group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
[By Nolan Strong for Allhiphop.com]
Classic: Golden Era Eighties Legends
This dusted-off feed of videos comes in parts of a European docu-film from the Golden Era Eighties. Incredibly rare footage of these iconic leaders legends of the hip-hop culture, Furious' Grandmaster Flash, teenage LL and Kings Of Rock, Run DMC. True school throwbacks of a burgeoning culture of hip-hop in the nineteen eighties.
Part one is with the legendary DJ, Grandmaster Flash live from day one! Taken in the early eighties, Flash drops science.
Part two takes us to LL Cool J right on the front porch of his grandmother's Queens home. (circa 1984-'85) We get his thoughts on females in the rap game and the many variations of what "LL" stands for, freestyling down Farmer's Boulevard.
Part three shows super-group Run DMC inside and outside New York City. From DMC showing off his new Cadillac to Run and Jam Master Jay in the studio producing a phat reggae beat.
Peep "Son Of Kurtis Blow" (Run) bickering over hotel expenses with the "Jew Upstairs" (Lyor Cohen).
Video: "Sucker MCs" From Run DMC Live
Dre and Snoop's Dopest Live Set From '93
- Fuck wit Dre Day
- Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang
- Deep Cover (Remix)
In 1993 the bootylicious actress/dancer Rosie Perez hosted her own HBO special, “Rosie Perez Presents Society’s Ride” She invited Some of the baddest muthas in hip-hop at the time. Heavy D, Run DMC, Redman, Onyx and more including the west coast's freshest duo, the legendary Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg! One of the most overlooked moments in hip-hop history!
Shout goes out to The Meaning of Dope for the video.
Rev Run Puts On Show At The Garden
Hip-Hop pioneer Reverend Run will make a triumphant return to Madison Square Garden during a sold out performance this Thursday (May 15).
The Run-DMC co-founder and Run's House reality TV star is in the midst of an international trek with Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and J. Geils Band member Peter Wolf. The critically acclaimed show flows more like one fluid performance, with artists from different genres performing with each other during the concert, which draws fans of all races, creeds and colors.
The show marks Reverend Run's first appearance at Madison Square Garden since 1988 and is Lynyrd Skynyrd's first ever appearance in the venue. "Here it is 2008, 20 years later. I can't believe that God has allowed me to perform at the Garden once again," an enthused Reverend Run told AllHipHop.com. "Me, Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd? You can't get more diverse than that. It's sold out. I'm excited."
The appearance is a homecoming of sorts for the rapper, who first introduced his legendary catch phrase that was popularized in the movie Krush Groove. "This is a big deal for me," Reverend Run told AllHipHop.com. "The Garden was the first place I screamed 'Whose house?' and they all screamed Run's house!"
The phrase, which was also turned into a hit single in 1988, also serves as the intro music to Reverend Run's hit reality show Run's House.
Prior to Reverend Run's appearance at Madison Square Garden, the legendary rapper will meet and greet fans at the Foot Action on 34th St and 7th Avenue.
[Article By Nolan Strong Allhiphop.com]