At the height of the Run-D.M.C. era, the rap group was on top of the world and making moves that would influence hip-hop for generations to come. But when Darryl "DMC" McDaniels needed music the most, it was singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan that helped him. Ed Lover and Monie Love caught up with RUN D.M.C. backstage during Boom Bash in Houston! During their impromptu conversation with Rev. Run and Darryl Mac, they learned how Rev. Run came up with the concept of their classic “Peter Piper.”

Often, when our favorite artists get popular, their come-up gets obscured behind their explosion onto the scene. But the truth is, your favorite artist was…

Straight Outta Hollis. Jam Master Jay, one-third of the pioneering group Run-D.M.C., would’ve been 50 years old today. Jay was the mastermind behind the group, fronted by Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels. The Lee jeans-wearing, adidas-stomping crew led rap in its most formidable times during the mid 1980s, and was the first hip-hop collective to […]

Ok so what she’s not really rapping.  I had to get you to click on this link so you could bear witness to this awesome project she’s working on. Her “Let’s Move!” program plans to release a hip hop album  complete with 19 songs and 10 music videos in conjunction with the Partnership for a […]