Run-D.M.C. Net worth, money and more
NET WORTH: $ 110 Million (combined)
Run DMC was a legendary Hip Hop duo consisting of Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell. They are considered to be one of the most influential Hip Hop groups of all time. Among LL Cool J, Beastie Boys and Public Enemy, Run DMC was one of the popular Hip Hop groups of 1980s. They were the first Hip Hop Group to be nominated for a Grammy. They were the first hip hop acts to earn a platinum album. They were the first Hip Hop acts to be on the cover of Rolling Stones magazine. Run-DMC was the only Hip Hop group to perform in Live Aid. Their album ‘Raising Hell’ was released in 1986. Run DMC was regarded as the greatest Hip Hop group of all time by MTV. It was given the number 48 spot on Rolling stone’s list of 100 Greatest musical artists of all time.
EARLY LIFE AND CAREER
It all began when Simmons met McDaniels. They were both aspiring DJs but soon developed an interest in Rapping. They used to Rap at local events. Soon, they met a famous DJ named Mizell. The 3 became close friends and began making music. They soon became locally famous. They started recording songs and were eventually signed by Profile Records. They released their first single ‘It’s like that’ in 1983. It was a huge hit and peaked at #15 on R&B charts. They released their debut album Run-DMC in 1984. The album was a huge hit. Their sound was a mixture of Rock and Rap. Rap was evolving to new sounds and they pioneered the new-school Hip Hop movement. They set a trend in Hip Hop with their attires. After Run-DMC’s success, the next album was named ‘King of Rock’. It was extremely successful and achieved the platinum status. In 1986, Run-DMC collaborated with Rick Rubin and released an album named Raising Hell. the album was the most successful album by the group and achieved a multi-platinum status. Raising hell was cited as the beginning of Golden age of Hip Hop. They paved the way for many successful artists such as Beastie Boys and LL Cool J. They went on a tour with Beastie Boys as well during that period. In 1988, they released an album named ‘Tougher than Leather’. The albu didn’t do as well as its predecessor but was a hit. It boasted many strong singles in it. They also starred in a movie of the same name. The movie was directed by Rick Rubin. In 1990, Run-DMC released ‘Back from Hell’. It received poor reviews although a few singles became very successful. After the failure of their album, they became a bit stressed. Run and DMC joined a church. They started everything from the start. They returned in 1993 with the album ‘Down with the King’. It became extremely successful and peaked at number 1 position. This marked the return of Run-DMC. The album was declared Platinum. The Group went on tours for 10 years but eventually disbanded due to many creative difference. Jam Master Jay was murdered in 2002. After his death, the group officially retired.
RICHNESS AND LEGACY
Run DMC has a combined net worth of $ 110 Million. They are one of the most influential hip hop groups of all time. They have sold many platinum albums and earned a fortune through them. They have garnered this treasure as a result of their spunk and passion. Eminem inducted them in the Rock n Roll Hall of fame in 2009.
‘It seems like stupid America celebrates a person that says “yeah I’m a drug dealer, I’m bringing the drugs into the hood”. The reason why hip hop exists is because it started out with good intentions, once all the good intentions left the music became polluted, it became disrespectful it became immature.’
“I need a little help Jay, I got a little problem. A guy like yourself, maybe you can help me solve em . I only want to know why this happens all the time
(What?) Everywhere I go, I start to rap and rhyme . I rock them in the day (yeah you rock em every night) . I rock em when I left so def I knew something was wrong (alright). I rhyme when I am sleeping, I rhyme when I’m awake.”
“When I was nine I said a rhyme by putting candles on my cake. I just came from the bank (you said a rhyme?) A rhyme so funny. A song about the line so long they all gave me their money. That’s why I came to you, you’re my friend (yes that is true). Said maybe Jay knows what to say, he’ll tell me what to do.. ”
‘If you make a record about a gun, on that very same record or album there’s gotta be a record about not using a gun. If you’re making a record on the b**** or the h*es, there’s got to be a record about your aunt who worked all of the days of her life to send all her children to college,’
‘When we made the record for adidas we didn’t make it to get an endorsement, it wasn’t about business. We took positivity and made it gangsta, we never knew we would do something historic.’