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After 15 Years, Still No Answer to Who Killed Jam Master Jay

Police admit investigation into death of Run-DMC star has gone cold

(Newser) - A mural of Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay looms over the hallway of the Queens recording studio where he was shot to death 15 years ago. The memorial gives no hint of a disturbing footnote to the DJ's tale of fame and misfortune: The killer, so far, has gotten... More »

Run-DMC Sues Amazon and Walmart for $50M

Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels says retailers are infringing on their trademark

(Newser) - You know what they say about trademark law: It's tricky, tricky, tricky. Reuters reports Run-DMC founder Darryl "DMC" McDaniels filed a lawsuit Thursday in New York seeking at least $50 million from Amazon, Walmart, and a number of other retailers. The lawsuit accuses the retailers of infringing on... More »

Run-DMC Rapper Demands Apology From NYPD Head

Darryl McDaniels takes issue with William Bratton calling rappers 'thugs'

(Newser) - Run-DMC's Darryl McDaniels ( not McDonald's ) is demanding an apology after comments made by NYPD commissioner William Bratton following a fatal shooting at a TI concert this week, the Hill reports. Bratton blamed the shooting on "the crazy world of the so-called rap artists who are... More »

Run-DMC, Metallica Make Rock Hall of Fame

(Newser) - Run-DMC and Metallica will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, reports. The two groups—along with Jeff Beck, Bobby Womack, and Wanda Jackson—will receive rock’s highest accolade in a ceremony April 4 in Cleveland. The two headlining picks may be... More »

Run-DMC's Christmas Jam Made Rap American

Enmeshing the genre with America's one real tradition sealed the deal

(Newser) - If Christmas is one authentic American effort to create traditions in a nation that has mostly imported them, Christmas music is about as American as it gets, writes Morgan Meis on the Smart Set. “When you do the Christmas song you are solid, you are in the club,”... More »

Metallica Tops List of Rock Hall Nominees

Run-DMC, Stooges, Bobby Womack, War also in the running

(Newser) - The nominees for next year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction were announced today, with rockers Metallica and rappers Run-DMC nominated for the first time, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their first recording is released; just five acts are admitted... More »

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