Thursday, July 27, 2006
Video of the Day: Run DMC: "Run's House"
Even though Public Enemy is my favorite Hip Hop group of all time, Run DMC will always hold a special place in my heart. Besides them being one of the most influential acts in Hip Hop history, they ushered in a whole new style of the genre, and on a personal note, the are the sole motherfucking reason that I rock shell-toe Adidas to this day. Man, those guys were the first international rock stars of Hip Hop, telling the other facets of the music industry what I tell woman that I'm about to sleep with about my genitalia, that they are a force to be reckoned with.(Ok, maybe not my genitalia) You know what, as I watch the Mtv show "Run's House" I want to be disappointed and let down but I can't. I can't because I understand that people have to grow, mature, raise families, they can't always be that rebellious twenty something that I grew to love. I respect Run's, excuse me, Rev-Run's transition and the Cosby-like existence that he has molded himself into, I sincerely respect that. But excuse me for missing that fierce microphone wielder, the arrogant and pompous controller of crowds who felt that he could dismantle any mere mortal who had the audacity to battle him on any particular day. Run's attitude at the height of Run DMC was the epitome of swagger, look it up in Websters if you don't believe me, so excuse the fuck out of me if I'm taken aback by the kinder and gentler Joseph Simmons. That being said, I can still relive those moments via VCR, as Run violently exclaims in "KrushGroove": "This is my motherfucking house!!!"
R.I.P Jam Master Jay