The first group in the Rap genre to:
- Have a Gold album for their 1984 debut album, Run-D.M.C.
- Be nominated for a Grammy Award
- Earn a Platinum record for their sophomore album, King of Rock
- Earn a multi-platinum certification for their third album, Raising Hell
- Have their videos played on MTV
- Appear on American Bandstand
- Appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine
- Receive a corporate sponsorship from Adidas
It’s like that, and that’s the way it is!
*In 1979 President Jimmy Carter decreed that June would be Black Music Month. Three decades later in 2009 President Barack Obama revamped the title and declared June African-American Music Appreciation Month. Each day this month I am turning up the volume on an artist or song brought to you by the letter R. Enjoy!*