Iconic rap group Run-DMC will hit TV tonight (March 11) for the “Kings of Rock: Rock Hall Inductees ’09” special, which offers fans an in-depth look into their careers as hip-hop pioneers.
The program will showcase the three-member group’s rise to fame and their stylistic impact on urban music.
Run-DMC enjoyed success as one of hip-hops premiere groups during the inception of the genre of rap music. Surviving group members, Reverend Run and Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniel‘s take viewers on a journey through time to discuss everything from hit songs like “King of Rock” and “Walk This Way” to their groundbreaking style of Kangols and Adidas. So if you wanna be down with the kings, tune-in for the ride. (Fuse TV)
Rather than a typical narration of their background, the group will engage in active talk answering questions.
Celebrate one of this year’s inductees, Run-DMC with the premiere of “Kings of Rock: Rock Hall Inductees ’09,” March 11 at 9pm ET. Walk this way with these legendary kings of rap as they chat with hosts Steven Smith and Jared Cotter about their journey from Hollis, Queens to the Hall of Fame in this one-hour special. (Press Release)
Run-DMC are among other legendary artists being honored at next month’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Other inductees announced Wednesday (January 14) were soul singer Bobby Womack and the R&B group Little Anthony & the Imperials. Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson was selected in the early influence category. Sidemen inductees are session musician Spooner Oldham and two members of Elvis Presley‘s band: drummer D.J. Fontana and bassist Bill Black. The ceremony takes place April 4. (SOHH)
Along with this achievement, the group are also headed to the big screen in an upcoming biopic.
Notorious screenwriter Cheo Hodari Coker will adapt Bill Adler‘s “Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC — The Authorized Biography” for DJ Classicz president Dallas Jackson. The filmmakers will explore the history of hip-hop’s first superstars: Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, who was fatally shot in his Queens studio in 2002. (Reuters)