I am a super die hard Run-DMC and Jam Master Jay fan and it still deeply saddens me that I will never get to see them perform as a trio again. Run, D and Jay emerged into rap existence during an era that kids these day would called ancient.
Starting off small in Hollis, Queens they ultimately became world-wide hip hop phenomenons and now with the genre being so broad yet at times overly saturated, majority of hip hop’s new generation of MC’s probably have no idea how where and how it all began.
The latest video from The Wall Street Journals, WalkAbout NY series shows DMC giving a tour of his old Hollis neighborhood explaining how he and his boys got into rap and taking us into the actual alley where it all got started. Peep it below.