The Reign, Ruin, and Redemption of Run-D.M.C and Jam Master JayBook - 2005
Preeminent music journalist Ronin Ro tells the gripping tale of how Run-D.M.C.-hip-hop's first multi-platinum selling artists-forever transformed the expression of American popular culture and created a multi-billion dollar industry. Raising Hell chronicles Run-D.M.C.'s epic story through candid original interviews and true and exclusive details about their extraordinary rise to the top. Readers will learn about their early feuds with jealous peers such as L.L. Cool J, their mentoring of legendary groups like The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy, their battles with producers, record executives, and each other; never before revealed details about Jam Master Jay's murder, and the legendary Russell Simmons' role in both the group's astounding success and their ultimate demise; and through it all how Run-D.M.C. changed everything about popular culture and American race relations by dragging rap from the streets into the corporate boardroom.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Collins : 2005
Branch Call Number: 782.421649 D649r
Characteristics: 338p illus