FOR THE LOVE OF HIP HOP RUN D-M-C


In my new found love of 80s style and fashion, this jacket was a must have! One of my old time favourite Hip Hop acts, Run DMC print on faded denim jacket, cest chic. It goes with just about anything. (photo by: www.coloredspolights.tumblr.com)

For those who are not Hip Hop fans,Run–D.M.C. were one of the most well-known hip hop acts in the 1980s and early 90’s who signified the advent of the new school of hip hop music.They brought us tracks such as It’s tricky and Walk this way (which featured in S&TC1) and Rock Box to name but a few.

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(WIKI) “Aesthetically, they changed the way rappers presented themselves. Onstage, Old school rappers had previously performed in flashy attire and colorful costumes, typically had a live band and, in the case of acts like Whodini, had background dancers. Run–D.M.C. performed with only Run and DMC out front, and Jam-Master Jay on the turntables behind them, in what is now considered the ‘classic’ hip hop stage setup: two turntables and microphones. They embraced the look and style of the street by wearing jeans, lace-less Adidas sneakers, and their trademark black fedoras. The group shunned both the over-the-top wardrobe of previous rap stars like the Furious Five and Afrika Bambaataa, and the silk-shirted, jheri curled, ladies’ man look of rappers like Kurtis Blow and Spoonie Gee. Followers of their style included LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys; seemingly overnight, rappers were wearing jeans and sneakers instead of rhinestones and leather outfits. From Adidas track suits and rope chains to baggy jeans and Timberland footwear, hip hop’s look remained married to the styles of the street”.

And so I love them for mixing hip hop and style and continue to influence many street styles and music around the world.

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IT”S TRICKY YA’LL

RUN-DMC vs. Jason Nevins performing It’s Like That

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