Run-DMC was an American hip-hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1983 by Joseph Simmons (Run), Darryl McDaniels (DMC (2)), and Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay). Run-DMC is regarded as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip-hop culture and one of the most famous hip-hop acts of the 1980s. Along with the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, and Public Enemy, the group pioneered new-school hip-hop music. The group was among the first to highlight the importance of the MC and DJ relationship. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 (Performer).


BRLP 506 Run-DMC - Run-D.M.C. album art Run-D.M.C.* Run-D.M.C. (Album) Profile Records BRLP 506 UK 1984 Sell This Version
L28P 1246 Run-DMC - King Of Rock album art Run-D.M.C.* King Of Rock (Album) Profile Records L28P 1246 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
828 018-1 Run-DMC - Raising Hell album art RUN D.M.C.* Raising Hell (Album) Profile Records 828 018-1 Australasia 1986 Sell This Version
E 88-30 Run-DMC Special Edition with Sid McCoy(LP, Promo) Westwood One E 88-30 US 1986 Sell This Version
828070-4 Run-DMC - Tougher Than Leather album art Run-DMC Tougher Than Leather (Album) Profile Records 828070-4 Taiwan 1988 Sell This Version
none Run-DMC - Night Scene - Show 89-09  album art DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince / Run-DMC DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince / Run-DMC - Night Scene - Show 89-09 (2xLP, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks none US 1989 Sell This Version
PCD-1401 Run-DMC - Back From Hell album art Run-D.M.C.* Back From Hell (Album) Profile Records PCD-1401 US 1990 Sell This Version
CPCD 1440 Run-DMC - Down With The King album art Run-DMC Down With The King (Album) Profile Records CPCD 1440 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
74321855232 Run-DMC - Crown Royal album art Run-DMC Crown Royal (Album) Arista 74321855232 Poland 2001 Sell This Version
OD000307, GAS 0000357 EAG Run-DMC - Live At Montreux 2001 album art Run DMC* Live At Montreux 2001 (Album) Eagle Records OD000307, GAS 0000357 EAG Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PRO-5036-DJ Run-DMC - Hard Times / Jam-Master Jay album art Run-D.M.C.* Hard Times / Jam-Master Jay (Single) Profile Records PRO-5036-DJ US 1983 Sell This Version
105 786 Run-DMC - It's Like That / Sucker M.C.'s album art Run-D.M.C.* It's Like That / Sucker M.C.'s (Single) Profile Records 105 786 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
PRO-5058 Run-DMC - Hollis Crew album art Run-D.M.C.* Hollis Crew (Single) Profile Records PRO-5058 US 1984 Sell This Version
PRO-7051-DJ Run-DMC - 30 Days album art Run-D.M.C.* 30 Days (Single) Profile Records PRO-7051-DJ US 1984 Sell This Version
PRO-5045 Run-DMC - Rock Box album art Run-D.M.C.* Rock Box (Single) Profile Records PRO-5045 US 1984 Sell This Version
PRO-7079-DJ Run-DMC - Here We Go (Live At The Funhouse) album art Run-D.M.C.* Here We Go (Live At The Funhouse) (Single, Maxi) Profile Records PRO-7079-DJ US 1985 Sell This Version
PRO-5064 Run-DMC - King Of Rock album art Run-D.M.C.* King Of Rock (Single) Profile Records PRO-5064 US 1985 Sell This Version
PRO-7069 Run-DMC - You Talk Too Much / Daryll & Joe (Krush-Groove 3) album art Run-DMC You Talk Too Much / Daryll & Joe (Krush-Groove 3) (Single) Profile Records PRO-7069 US 1985 Sell This Version
PRO-7088 Run-DMC - Can You Rock It Like This album art Run-D.M.C.* Can You Rock It Like This Profile Records PRO-7088 US 1985 Sell This Version
PRO-5080 Run-DMC - Jam-Master Jammin' (Remix) album art Run-D.M.C.* Jam-Master Jammin' (Remix) Profile Records PRO-5080 US 1985 Sell This Version
PRO-5102 Run-DMC - My Adidas / Peter Piper album art Run-DMC My Adidas / Peter Piper (Single) Profile Records PRO-5102 US 1986 Sell This Version
LON 104, 886 076-7 Run-DMC - Walk This Way album art Run DMC* Walk This Way (Single, Maxi, EP) Profile Records LON 104, 886 076-7 UK 1986 Sell This Version
886 114 1 Run-DMC - You Be Illin' (Remix) album art Run-DMC You Be Illin' (Remix) (Single) Profile Records 886 114 1 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
AS 5000 736 Run-DMC - Walk This Way / The Lady In Red album art Run-DMC / Chris De Burgh Run-DMC / Chris De Burgh - Walk This Way / The Lady In Red(7", Single, Promo) Polygram AS 5000 736 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
LONPP 101 Run-DMC - Peter Piper album art Run-D.M.C.* Peter Piper(7", Promo) London Records LONPP 101 UK 1986 Sell This Version

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November 15, 2020
I've been trying to find a listing for My Adidas picture disc by Run DMC. I owned it briefly in the 80's but can't seem to find a listing for it.


February 2, 2017
Easily the most important hip-hop/rap group of all time. Hands down! They popularized the genre as we know it today and paved the way for all sorts of other performers.


December 27, 2016
I just purchased a Picture disc of Run DMC but I can not find it here .... why? the tracks are side A: Christmas in Hollis / Peter Piper. (the photo is their three with Christmas ornaments around) B side the same but in Instrumental Version. (With nice big logo in the centerand black background)


July 26, 2015
Have to respectfully disagree & respond to ijin1 comment below re non of Run-DMC's albums being very good. Shocked! You have to reply to that don't you?!

If anyone is looking for a classic rap album to start off their collection then look no further than 'Raising Hell' by Run-Dmc. It's probably this album more than any other (alongside The Beastie Boys' 'Licensed To Ill') which is responsible for kick-starting so many people's love & devotion to the music & art of hip-hop during the mid to late 1980's - including mine. In fact it's this album which - in my view - ushered in the nu-skool 'golden-age' of rap of the late 80's. It was groundbreaking on many fronts. I remember hearing the first track 'Peter Piper' and being knocked sideways - it's a stunning track and still, and will always, sound great. And it just goes on; It's Tricky, My Adidas, Walk This Way to my fave three tracks: Is It Live, Perfection & Hit It Run. It ends on a positive message with the excellent Proud To Be Black. I think Chuck D of Public Enemy declares it his favourite ever rap LP - you can't get much more of a recommendation than that surely!

They then seemed to disappear for quite a long time, I think they were having label issues & trying to leave Profile to join Def Jam and it didn't work out and it put everything on hold. But they returned in '88 with the truly fantastic Tougher Than Leather. This for me is their best album and their crowning glory. It was one of the best rap albums of '88. Every track is stunning - I can't find a weak track on it. But because '88 was such a momentous year for rap albums - perhaps the best year ever - it seemed to get lost amidst it all, forgotten and by-passed by many rap fans at the time. If TTL had come out the year before - when it was probably due to be released anyway - it would probably have been declared the masterpiece that it is. If proof is needed just listen to the first single from the album 'Runs House / Beats To The Rhyme', well the rest of the album continues in that vein for ex.: Radio Station, Mary Mary, How'd Ya Do It Dee etc, etc The production work from Davy D & Run-Dmc is on the money & sounds fantastic, It stands as one of the best of '88 alongside Public Enemy, BDP, Eric B & Rakim, Stet, Big Daddy kane, Ultramagnetics and all the rest. And if anyone hasn't heard it for a long time it deserves to be re-discovered; it's quite simply a rap classic.

After that couldn't get any better and things slowly fell away as rap music moved on at such a pace it was always going to be difficult to keep up as new acts were constantly emerging and pushing things forward. But I shall always remember RUN-Dmc for these two classic albums which personified the late 80's golden age sound. No good albums, Run-Dmc? Seriously?

R.I.P. Jam Master Jay.


June 27, 2014
Run DMC, who does not know them? In my opinion non of the albums are very good. There are numerous rap albums that are much better. But they have reached such a status that it doesn't matter anymore. These are 3 iconic, colourful figures... they didn't need a killer album. On each album there are only 2-3 good tracks but they have got everybody talking about rap and took it to a higher level and showed every rap artist what could be achieved. And I don't doubt there love for the music. So there could not be better people then these 3 cool dudes to promote rap music in the middle of the 80's. A bit like the Beastie Boys at the time. No suprise there that they did the tour together in the 80's, with Beastie Boys as the suporting act. Along side these 2 rap supergroups there was Rick Rubin (if I recall correctly) wich was the CEO of Def Jam. Both groups lost a member sadly. But they have achieved great things in love for the music.


May 6, 2006
edited over 16 years ago
As well as being forerunners in a new hip hop sound, these guys took the Adidas Superstar (the original shell-toe sneaker) to international stardom.

Regarding their music; there are countless tracks of theirs that are wonderful examples of party hip hop. For example, try their track "It's Tricky" or cover of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" (which adds extra grunt to the original musically and is on-the-whole more exciting).


December 22, 2003
No comments about Run DMC yet?!?! I am absolutely shocked about that! Come on, these guys must be one of the most important bands of the last 25 years or so. They redefined hip hop as we knew it back then. In some senses, they were the first "new school" hip hop project ever. They were the true originators of the rap/rock fusion. And, along the way, the true first superstars of hip hop, helping pave the way for the multi-million dollar industry that is hip hop alone within the music industry. In short, Run DMC is as important as some of the most revered names in the pop and rock genres. And I think many of you agree with me on that one.

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