Run-D.M.C. was a hugely popular hip-hop group in the 1980s. Hailing from Queens, New York, the rappers were responsible for turning hip-hop from an underground street sensation to a pop culture phenomenon. Not only that, members Jason Mizell, Darryl McDaniels, and Joseph Simmons helped influence the next 25 years of hip-hop fashion. After Run-D.M.C. started donning Kangol hats, Adidas sneakers, and gold chains, others soon followed suit. Why not pay tribute to the band that put hip-hop on the map? Get the look of the new school hip-hop music artists with this Run-D.M.C. costume guide.
Dress up like Run-D.M.C. by wearing the classic Adidas Track Top and Adidas Track Bottoms. Next, put on a Bucket Hat to get the classic street look. Put on a pair of Oversized Glasses for extra swag and add a little more bling by wearing this awesome Gold Chain. Finally, complete the look by wearing a pair of Adidas Original Sneakers.
This Halloween, you should hit up an 80’s hip-hop playlist with your fresh Adidas gear. But, before you hit the streets, there’s something missing. Where’s the rest of your gang at? You can’t expect to hit the streets alone! Grab your friends who have the same great taste in music as you do and get them to dress up as Run-D.M.C. as well. Then, have the confidence that your besties have your back. You can even walk in slow motion to look extra cool.
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Run-D.M.C. found its origins in middle-class New York neighborhood of Hollis, Queens. The band was founded by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell in 1981. Their contributions to the art of hip-hop led them to become one of the most influential bands of the 80s. In 2009, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Eminem, becoming just one of the three hip-hop bands.
But in their prime, their achievements were off the charts. They were first hip-hop group to be nominated for a Grammy, have a music video on MTV, have a golden album, and appear on the cover of Rolling Stone. Their best hits include singles like “It’s Like That”, “Adidas”, and “It’s Tricky.” The group influenced more than just the musical style of hip-hop, but the style of fashion too. Before Run-D.M.C., rappers would wear Rhinestones and leather outfits. After Run-D.M.C. starting wearing Adidas sneakers and hats, other artists soon followed suit.