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Tougher Than Leather (Run-DMC album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

After bringing their high-energy and innovative style and sound to the masses with Run-DMC returned with this release which included such memorable tracks as ‘Run’s House’ and ‘Beats To The...

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Tougher Than Leather (Run-DMC album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

After bringing their high-energy and innovative style and sound to the masses with Run-DMC returned with this release which included such memorable tracks as ‘Run’s House’ and ‘Beats To The...

See overview in Oxford Index

Run-DMC

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 464 words.

The group was known during the 1980s for its aggressive raps (spoken rhymes) on top of strong beats. Run-DMC further distinguished its sound by incorporating elements of rock music,...

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Reverend Run

Regina N. Barnett.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 610 words.

was born Joseph Lloyd Simmons in Jamaica, Queens, New York, the youngest of three sons of Daniel Simmons, a teacher and public school administrator, and Evelyn Simmons, an artist....

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McDaniels, Darryl

Regina N. Barnett.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1071 words.

rap music emcee pioneer, was born Darryl Matthew Lovelace to Berncenia Lovelace in Harlem, New York. He was adopted at three months old by Byford McDaniels, a station agent at the...

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Jam Master Jay

Regina N. Barnett.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 916 words.

hip-hop and DJ pioneer, was born Jason William Mizell, the youngest of Connie and Jessie Mizell's three children. The family lived in Brooklyn, New York, where his mother Connie was a...

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