RUN DMC anti-drug PSA

RUN DMC anti-drug PSA
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Today (May 17) begins National Prevention Week, a seven-day annual event produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Ambrosiaforheads presents an anti-drug PSA’s aired back in 1987  from the legendary RUN DMC. The PSA, kicking things off in style (and with a some shell-toe Adidas) comes [...]

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Travel Back To 1983

Travel Back To 1983
When Hip-Hop Was Played On Radio
Thirty-two years ago, Hip-Hop was emerging on a host of record labels large and small. However, while these 12″ singles and pioneering albums may have been party highlights, and closely examined in the clubs, the bedrooms, and the subsequent tapes made, they were not often heard on radio—especially at daytime. The [...]

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How Run-D.M.C. Changed the Rap Game

How Run-D.M.C. Changed the Rap Game
by Nelson George
Here's a piece by cultural critic Nelson George on the pages of Billboard. - Though rap had been selling records and denting the lower reaches of the Billboard charts since 1979, it can be argued that Run-D.M.C.'s self-titled debut -- which peaked at No. 53 on the Billboard 200 on June 23 -- was [...]

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The Triumphs and Tragedies of Larry Smith

The Triumphs and Tragedies of Larry Smith
The Saga of Larry Smith
Remember when Run declared to the world that “Larry put me inside his Cadillac” on Run-DMC’s breakthrough single “Sucker MCs”? That very same Caddy was featured at the start of the iconic “Rock Box” video, which showed the song’s producer, Larry Smith—along with Run-DMC and their extended entourage—tumbling out of the ride, [...]

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