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Raising hell : the reign, ruin, and redemption of Run-D.M.C. and Jam Master Jay

Author: Ronin Ro
Publisher: New York : PerfectBound, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The year is 1978. All over America kids are watching Dance Fever, Michael Jackson is poised to become the next major pop star, and in Hollis, Queens, 14-year-old Darryl McDaniels--who will one day go by the name D.M.C.--busts his first rhyme. Darryl's friend Joseph Simmons--now known as Reverend Run--thinks Darryl's rhyme is pretty good, and he becomes inspired. Soon the two join forces with a DJ--Jason "Jam Master  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)71163651
Named Person: DMC, (Musician); Jam Master Jay; DMC, (Musician); Jam Master Jay
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronin Ro
ISBN: 0060827122 9780060827120 0060827114 9780060827113 0060781955 9780060781958
OCLC Number: 63200810
Notes: Title from eBook information screen.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Details: Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1179 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 279 KB).
Contents: Grandmaster get high --
Son of Kurt --
Disco sucks --
Party time --
The broken arm --
Jason Mizell --
Krush Groove 1 --
Disco fever --
Rock box --
Taking the throne --
Russell and Rick --
Kings of rock --
The silver screen --
The kid with the hat --
Proud to be Black --
The mainstreaming of hip-hop --
War and peace --
The Long Beach episode --
It's the new style --
Def pictures --
Rhyming and stealing --
Suing profile --
It's called survival --
Leaving hell --
Ohio --
You talk too much --
Run ruins everything --
Endgame --
The party's over --
Loss and remembrance.
Responsibility: Ronin Ro.

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The year is 1978. All over America kids are watching Dance Fever, Michael Jackson is poised to become the next major pop star, and in Hollis, Queens, 14-year-old Darryl McDaniels--who will one day go by the name D.M.C.--busts his first rhyme. Darryl's friend Joseph Simmons--now known as Reverend Run--thinks Darryl's rhyme is pretty good, and he becomes inspired. Soon the two join forces with a DJ--Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell--and form Run-D.M.C. Managed by Run's brother, the trio become the defiant creators of the world's most celebrated and enduring hip-hop albums--and in the process, drag rap music from urban streets into the corporate boardroom, profoundly changing everything about popular culture and American race relations. Journalist Ro delivers a meticulously researched behind-the-music tale of family, friendship, betrayal, murder, and the building of the culture and industry known as hip-hop.--From publisher description.

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