After 40 years in the game, the legendary rap group, Run-DMC, is planning to hang their jerseys in the rafters.
One of the founding members of the group, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, made announced the news in an interview with Rock the Bells. “Run-D.M.C. is over,” he said in the interview. “The only way Run-D.M.C. gets back together is if The Beatles get back together. Can that happen?”
The group is arguably one of the most impactful groups in hip-hop history. McDaniels formed Run-DMC alongside Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell. The three had hits such as It’s Tricky, Christmas in Hollis, and It’s Like That.
All Hope Is Not Lost
But don’t worry fans! Although the group has dissolved, McDaniels shares that there will be one final performance. “The final show that we are ever going to do is going to be at Madison Square Garden in April. It’s going to be the last episode of the documentary we’re doing. Run-D.M.C.’s last show ever. ‘Cause it’s time for Run to go be Paul McCartney and me to be John Lennon. We done did what we could do.”
The plan is to sell it to a streamer. “We’re doing that movie idea. You’ll see Ice-T come and do a song with us. You’ll see Wu-Tang come do a song with us. Anybody can buy a ticket to the show. We’re gonna do it with Netflix or to the highest bidder. It’s going to be a live production. Run-DMC’s doing The Last Waltz at Madison Square Garden. Who wants to pay $100 million to own it?”
The news comes only a few days after what would’ve been the 58th birthday of Jam Master Jay. The group’s late DJ was killed in October 2002. He was fatally shot and killed at his recording studio in Queens in 2002, after which the remaining members announced the group’s disbandment.