1988-9 The Hip hop genre had just begun and along with the genre of music came a culture of tastemakers. Run DMC (pictured here: Jam Master Jay, Run, DMC) were big influencers in the hip hop world at this time; famous for their all Adidas everything style, leather jackets, leather pants, Lee jeans, gold chains, fedoras, and Cazal eyewear (DMC). (Kee G.)
Run-DMC, Run-DMC - "It's good to be raw," said Run, and the metallic guitar powering "Rock Box" proved it when the song became the first rap video on MTV. Run-DMC's debut ditches party rhymes to codify B-boy style and make history, from the way they dress to their hard beats to the everyday subject matter of "It's Like That."