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From Hollis To Brookdale

October 12, 2012 by admin

By Joe Malanaphy

     When looking at the landscape of rap and hip-hop music today, one can't help but see the influence that artists such as Eminem, Jay-Z, and Dr. Dre have had on the culture. However, none of these names would even be relevant had it not been for the Adidas-wearing, rap-rock pioneers from Hollis, Queens-- Run D.M.C.

     Their impact on music today runs so deep, one could argue that rock bands such as Korn, Linkin Park, and Rage Against The Machine would not exist without them.

     They were even inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 2009. Run D.M.C.'s influence stretches far across the face of music today, and their old-school cadence and flow is unmistakable.

     Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, one of  the two surviving members of the group will be speaking at Brookdale as part of a lecture series in which the artist will talk about everything from personal struggles with depression to discovering at the age of 35 that he was adopted.

     The only other surviving member of the trio is Joseph "Reverend Run" Simmons, due to the tragic shooting death of Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell inside a Queens recording studio back in 2002.

     Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for community and $5 for students. A VIP packageis also available for $75, which includes a meet and greet reception.

     For more information please call: 732-224-2788

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