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Run–D.M.C.

Run–D.M.C.

Run–D.M.C. is an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jam Master Jay. The group is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip hop culture. Run–D.M.C. is one of the best-known hip hop acts in the 1980s who, along with LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, and Public Enemy, signified the advent of the new school of hip hop music. They were the first group in the genre to have a gold album and be nominated for a Grammy Award. They were the first to earn a platinum record, the first to earn a multiplatinum certification, the first to have videos on MTV, and the first to appear on American Ba ... more on Wikipedia

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