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Has It Been 25 Years?

Posted in Joe "Rev Run" Simmons, Russell Simmons on February 20, 2009 by Kenya

Whoa!  Do any of you realize that it’s been 25 years since Def Jam was founded?   Now I officially feel old, because I remember those that made the label great.  Here’s an old photo of the dynamic duo.  Russell looked like an old man, even  back then!

Russell Simmons and Rick Rueben started Def Jam records from a college dorm room.

Russell Simmons and Rick Rueben started Def Jam records from a college dorm room.

Run DMC was the labels first breakthrough artists.  Where were you when you first heard classics like Hard Times, My Adidas, Peter Piper, Dumb Girl, King Of Rock, Sucker MC’s?  Were you even born?
Wow! I forgot how tight the jeans were back then

Wow! I forgot how tight the jeans were back then

I like LL Cool J in his “Radio” days, but sometime after “Bigger and Deffer” he started to get soft.

Remember LL in Krush Groove?  "Box!"
Remember LL in Krush Groove? “Box!”

The Beastie Boys’ “License To Ill” is still in heavy rotation in my car.  Paul Revere, Hold It Now…Hit It, Brass Monkey are all faves.  Since the Beastie’s, many white rappers have tried and failed, these boys didn’t break the mold, they shattered that mofo.

They look like they would turn out a party, and not in a good way

They look like they would turn out a party, and not in a good way

 

Pay attention all of you watered-down rappers, this was some of  the purest hip-hop.  You candy-boys could learn alot from the pioneers!

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The Rev Needs To Practice What He Preaches

Posted in Joe "Rev Run" Simmons with tags , , on February 7, 2009 by Kenya

I love Reverend Run, but I remember in one episode of Run’s House on MTV where he was getting after Justine about her weight.  He even went so far as to hide her hamburger from her so that she woudln’t find it.  She found it!  Anyway, I was over on TMZ, and came across this photo of the good Rev chilling on a beach in Hawaaii on Thursday, and thought that maybe Justine should start hiding food from him.

Someone get the Rev a t-shirt

Someone get the Rev a t-shirt

 

Just makes me think back to a time when the Rev, D, and Jay use to rock the mic in tight ass leather pants and Addidas with no laces!  In this photo, you can see that Angela Simmons looks just like daddy.

Who didn't love Run DMC...RIP Jay and DMC's voice

Who didn't love Run DMC...RIP Jay and DMC's voice