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Appearance in Guitar Hero[edit]

Maybe someone should point out that DMC appears in Guitar Hero: Aerosmith to perform "King of Rock". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.190.185.56 (talk) 06:49, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Rolling Stone cover[edit]

First rappers on the cover of Rolling Stone? I thought that was Vanilla Ice's Posse. ;] Johntesh 08:00, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

fan comment[edit]

(the best group in Hip Hop world) by a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana and a student of a local high school in Lake Charles ;)


Headline text[edit]

Federal prosecutors have alleged that a low-level career bandit may hold the key to one of the more high-profile mysteries of the hip-hop world: Who killed rap pioneer Jam Master Jay?

In court papers, the prosecutors identify Ronald "Tenad" Washington as the armed accomplice of a second unidentified gunman who shot Jay, whose real name was Jason Mizell, inside his New York recording studio in 2002. They say Washington also is a suspect in the 1995 fatal shooting of Randy Walker, a close associate of the late rapper Tupac Shakur.

The papers were filed earlier this month in the federal trial of Washington, who was convicted in a string of armed robberies that occurred just after Jay was killed. Prosecutors declined on Tuesday to discuss the unsolved slayings.

A Mizell family spokeswoman welcomed news that authorities had for the first time publicly identified a suspect.

"We're relieved there's some information coming out, although we understand that it's not the full story," said the spokeswoman, Fern Yates.

Washington, 45, has denied any connection to either the Mizell or Walker cases. In a sworn statement, he claimed hostile detectives had hounded him about the slaying of his "childhood friend" Mizell and other crimes.

Washington's criminal record dates to 1982, and includes convictions for assault, drugs and grand larceny, authorities said.

During the 1980s, Mizell made rap music history working the turntables as Joe "Run" Simmons and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels rapped on hits like "King of Rock," "It's Tricky" and a top-40 remake of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way."

Mizell was gunned down Oct. 30, 2002, at his 24/7 recording studio. According to a performer there, a man wearing a black sweat suit appeared, embraced Mizell, pulled out a .40-caliber pistol and opened fire.

A first round missed Mizell and injured another person. A second bullet, this one fired from point-blank range, entered the left side of Mizell's head. The shooter vanished.

For his part, Washington "pointed his gun at those present in the studio, ordered them to get on the ground and provided cover for his associate to shoot and kill Jason Mizell," prosecutors said in court papers.

While being sought for questioning in the Mizell case, Washington fled and lived in various motels, authorities said. He held up several fast-food restaurants and other businesses with a pellet gun before his arrest in December 2002.

Prosecutors claim Washington was among three men involved in a fatal car chase with another hip-hop figure — Walker — on Nov. 30, 1995. The suspect allegedly fired a gun out a car window, killing Walker and causing his minivan to crash.

Walker had performed with the group Live Squad under the name Stretch. He also was known for producing several songs for Shakur, victim of an unsolved murder in 1996 in Las Vegas.

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Shoelaces, yo![edit]

The article says they always wear adidas, always with the shoelaces removed. Then there's a picture of the group, where obviously JMJay is wearing shoelaces! Maybe it was just Run that didn't wear shoelaces... --Mrcolj 13:18, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Name[edit]

The reference [1] suggests that name of this band is "Run DMC" and that "RUN-D.M.C." was a release of material in 1984. Gordo (talk) 10:45, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Close but misreading. Run-DMC is the name of the band according to this page. And album title are capitalized so the first album uncapitalized name is rightly Run-D.M.C.. But the first point is still important, according to their own website title tag and typo across articles, the name of the band is Run-DMC and the article should be corrected. Lacrymocéphale 09:37, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
I would agree that because the band's official webpage (http://www.rundmc.com/index.cfm/pk/content/pid/400092) omits any periods ("Run-DMC" not "Run-D.M.C."), the title of the article and the name of the band throughout should be corrected. A hyphen rather than and an en dash would also seem to be preferable ("Run-DMC" not "Run–DMC"). Startswithj (talk) 06:15, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
I'd like to know where the en dash came from, anyway. Sources for that? I've always seen it with a hyphen until this article suddenly started using it. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 22:35, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
The web site nowadays uses different styles, see http://www.rundmc.com/dmc/. Uses "Run-DMC" and "RUN-D.M.C" within a single paragraph. Still, no long dash, only hyphens, I'm going to change the article 80.108.76.31 (talk) 17:46, 27 October 2016 (UTC) 80.108.76.31 (talk) 17:51, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
I'm too stupid to change the article's name itself. Please help me. If someone has time: please adjust categories / other pages as well.
I too am nettled by the analphabetic characters in this article title. The en-dash would be appropriate if we were talking about, say, a Coolio–Björk collaboration or some other pairing that lacks an official name, but this is a legitimate entity with a name. I can imagine some master typesetter saying that the fullstops in D.M.C. force the use of an en dash because the full stop and the hyphen have no obvious hierarchy, but I don't know if I agree that that justifies the tinkering.
Despite clear evidence that the duo punctuated D.M.C. in the past, it seems evident that both they and reputable news organizations have adopted DMC.[1][2] As such, I propose moving this article to Run-DMC with a hyphen and no full stops. —jameslucas ▄▄▄ ▄ ▄▄▄ ▄▄▄ ▄ 17:32, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
Since Run-DMC seems to have been generally supported in the past and no new objections have arisen in the past week, I'm going to request the move. —jameslucas ▄▄▄ ▄ ▄▄▄ ▄▄▄ ▄ 14:46, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ "Run-DMC Brand, LLC v. Amazon.Com, Inc. et al". Justia. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  2. ^ Coscarelli, Joe (30 December 2016). "Run-DMC Sues Amazon and Walmart for Infringement". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 August 2017.

Heading titles[edit]

The heading titles look like they are designed to tease the reader and be somewhat poetic. I think a more appropriate tone for an encyclopedia would be more informative headings. For instance, it took me a moment to locate the section on the death of one of the band members; it was located under "a tragic end". It wasn't the only thing in that section, either. A better title would be "Murder of Jam Master Jay".

Can I change some of these? TWCarlson (talk) 14:37, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes. ChildofMidnight (talk) 20:44, 5 March 2009 (UTC)


Dead link[edit]

Reference number five leads to an empty google page, I tried to change it or remove it but I couldn't. Can any one take care of it? Modi mode (talk) 14:11, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

All done. --WebHamster 14:17, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

FIRST MTV RAP VIDEO?[edit]

The music video for the single "King of Rock" was the first ever rap video to air on MTV.

ABSOLUTELY WRONG.

"Rock Box" was the first rap video to be aired on MTV, premiering in 1984.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, YOU CAN SEE THE VIDEO FOR ROCK BOX BEING PLAYED ON THE TV IN THE MUSEUM THAT RUN AND DMC ARE WATCHING. IT COULDN'T BE MORE OBVIOUS THAT ROCK BOX IS EARLIER. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.250.176.112 (talk) 18:53, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

Who added the main picture are the top of the article? It's way too dark looking, and the band members are in awkward positions. This needs to be reverted real quick. Kaleidoscopic God (talk) 12:39, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

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Requested move 31 August 2017[edit]

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The result of the move request was: page moved. (non-admin closure) Steel1943 (talk) 17:02, 7 September 2017 (UTC)


Run–D.M.C.Run-DMC – as per discussion at Talk:Run-D.M.C.#Name (supported by legal documents and N.Y. Times usage) —jameslucas ▄▄▄ ▄ ▄▄▄ ▄▄▄ ▄ 14:58, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

This is a contested technical request (permalink). JE98 (talk) 15:25, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Better discuss this one before the move is officially made. JE98 (talk) 15:25, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

@JE98: Agreed…thus the discussion above at Talk:Run-D.M.C.#Name. It's been going on without any apparent objection for 8 years. —jameslucas ▄▄▄ ▄ ▄▄▄ ▄▄▄ ▄ 18:09, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

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Videography[edit]

A videography section or list article with all their music videos would be nice (and imo important as part of their artistic output). Does someone have a good overview?m Best regards, IP 77.179.6.143 (talk) 16:04, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

Found these:
- Rock Box (1984)
- King of Rock (1985)
- It's Tricky (1986)
- My Adidas (1986)
- Proud to Be Black (1986)
- Walk This Way (feat. Aerosmith) (1986)
- Mary, Mary (1988)
- Beats to the Rhyme (live) (1988)
- Christmas in Hollis (1988)
- Run's House (1988)
- Pause (1990)
- Down with the King (1993)
- Let's Stay Together (Together Forever) (feat. Jagged Edge) (2001)  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.179.6.143 (talk) 17:15, 18 November 2017 (UTC) 

Requested move 24 September 2018[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Consensus not to move, therefore, not moved. (closed by non-admin page mover) Dreamy Jazz 🎷 talk to me | my contributions 09:15, 1 October 2018 (UTC)


Run-DMCRun–DMC – Dash, not hyphen. Unreal7 (talk) 10:38, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

  • Oppose. Hyphen, not dash. No such user (talk) 20:48, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose since this is the correct name. – Sabbatino (talk) 11:04, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

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