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Run DMC: The Grand Old Men of Rap Strike Back

Amy Linden, The New York Times, 20 June 1993

THE RAPPER Run (Joseph Simmons) snakes his way down the corridors leading to the green room at MTV's mid-Manhattan studio. Everywhere he turns, there's an MTV employee shaking his hand, patting him on the back, happy to see him and his group, Run DMC. The veteran rappers — Run, DMC (Daryl McDaniels) and Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) — are there to tape a segment of MTV Jams!, the channel's black music show. From across the green room, the show's host, Al B. Sure, shouts: "Yo, man! I wore these today in honor of you guys." He smiles and points to his unlaced sneakers, the group's trademark.

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