Tagged: Run-D.M.C.

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DEF: Run-D.M.C. “You Be Illin'”

After hitting the number 4 in September 1986 with “Walk This Way,” Run-D.M.C. reached the Top 40 for the second of three times with their next single, “You Be Illin’.” On this date that...

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DEF: Run-D.M.C. “It’s Tricky”

In 1986, Run-D.M.C. rose to national prominence with their album Raising Hell, which produced two Top 40 hits, “Walk This Way” and “You Be Illin’.” On this date in 1987, the album’s third song to...

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Best Samples: Big Beat

Did you know that Billy Squier is most sampled classic rock artist of all-time? The most surprising thing is the tune “Big Beat”, not one of Billy’s big hits, has been sampled by Run...

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DEF: Run-D.M.C. “Christmas in Hollis”

As mentioned yesterday, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the first A Very Special Christmas album. One of the new songs written for the album was “Christmas in Hollis” by Run-D.M.C.,...

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Best Samples: It’s Tricky

Do you know what tune is sampled in Run DMC’s tune It’s Tricky? The Knacks’ 1979 hit My Sharona is sampled in It’s Tricky. Jam Master Jay’s excellent timing and mix of this rock...

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DEF: Run-D.M.C. “Mary, Mary”

New York City-based trio Run-D.M.C. reached Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart four times in the 1980s, most successfully with their Top 10 hit “Walk This Way.” The group scored the last of their four charting singles...

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MOTW: Tricky Child O’ Mine

Do you remember when Run D.M.C. and Aerosmith collaborated on Walk This Way? The song is truly one of the first platinum mashups of all-time! In the mashup of the week (MOTW), Run D.M.C. gets...

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DEF: Run-D.M.C. “Walk This Way”

New York-based group Run-D.M.C.‘s remake of the Aerosmith tune “Walk This Way” was not only the group’s first single to hit Billboard‘s Hot 100; it was their biggest hit. On this date in 1986, Run D.M.C.’s “Walk...