Saturday, April 7, 2007

History 202: Run DMC in the 2000s

For those of you already familiar with the history, my deepest, most sincere apologies for making you relive, arguably, America's darkest hour.

On April 3rd, 2001, hip-hop legends Run-DMC released, from what this listener could discern, the sound of a group taking a 40 minute piss on their career. Replacing the DMC on most tracks with the likes of Fred Durst, Jermaine Dupri and...oh yeah, Sugar Ray, it was clear that the group had no business recording any more. This fact was furthered with the release of Rev Run's solo album, Mind on the Road, where he could only muster 26 minutes of material.

But I digress.

I bring up Crown Royal solely to present you with this track. "The School of Old" features none other than everyones favorite hillbilly "rap"-rocker, Kid Rock.

But Nazty Fresh, it was only one track. Why all the fuss?

Running with the Kid, is why all the fuss. In an interview on G4's website, Rev Run discussed his new full-length, collaborative effort with Kid Rock and describes it as being "sort of like what Clapton and BB King did with 'Riding with the King.'"
Most liberal use of "sort of like" ever.

Anyway, let this be a lesson in history. Learn it, live it, love it or else we'll keep gettin sure-shot shit shows like this.
And don't forget to watch the new season of Run's House this Monday!

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