…and Kanye, can we also talk about Kim?
Because WHY was she out there looking like Ric Flair?



Because I can!
Because I have so much to say!
Because yannow. I love music. Because I’m black.
I should stop saying that. I won’t. But I should.
Because er’body loves music.
Music brings people of all races together*!

I mean…Iggy Azalea lost to EMINEM for the Best Rap Album this year!
Also? Did y’all know that Eminem won Best Rap Album six times in the history of this category?
AND. That EVERY TIME Eminem was nominated for this category, he won?
And I’m sure that’s probably not that he was the only white person in a category dominated by African Americans
And not because it’s an industry that dominated by white folks.
(After all Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ALSO won and I KNOW FOR SURE it was a better rap album than Kendrick Lamar Duckworth)
(No. There still isn’t a sarcasm font)
I’m not knocking Marshall’s skill.
It’s quite the coincidence.

Anyways! Back to what I was saying.
Marshall Mathers has six Grammys and Snoop has NONE.
And neither does NAS.
Or Public Enemy
Man, listen. Ain’t no way the Grammys would ever give none of those…thugs meaning n-words not RAPPERS awards.
For all of the obvious reasons.

What about Run DMC?
Run DMC also has NO Grammys.
Run DMC was the FIRST:
• To be nominated for a Grammy (Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group/ BEFORE rap categories existed even)
• To have a gold album and a platinum record
• To have videos on MTV
• To appear on American Bandstand
• To be signed to a major product endorsement deal (Adidas)

I mean…if you tell me you like hip hop and don’t know who they are, everything else you say is invalid. FOR REAL.
According to people who know about music, “More than any other hip-hop group, Run–D.M.C. are responsible for the sound and style of the [hip-hop] music.” Characterized by sparse, hard-hitting beats, this would form the foundation of hardcore hip hop (particularly hardcore East Coast hip hop). As such, Run–D.M.C. is considered the originators of the style, and hardcore hip hop would dominate the next two decades of rap music, from the bombastic, noisy sound of Public Enemy and stripped minimalism of Boogie Down Productions to the thump of early Wu-Tang Clan and Nas. All people who do NOT have Grammys.

Their influence was not limited to JUST the East Coast.N.W.A., on their landmark 1988 album Straight Outta Compton, showed heavy influences from Tougher Than Leather-era Run–D.M.C., and Chicano rap act Cypress Hill were definitely influenced by Run–D.M.C.’s fusion of rap and rock.

Hell, even their look and style of the street would define the next 25 years of hip hop fashion.
(And I’ll be honest. I’m not a fan of grown men wearing skinny jeans. BUT WTF DO I KNOW? I’m 42 damn years old and am not at ALL impressed at men wearing pants tight as mine and YET AND STILL managing to not be able to pull them up to where I don’t have to see your skid marks. JUST SAYING)

SO. That’s your BHFOTD, kids. You didn’t get one yesterday. Because I am SO FUCKING BUSY. But, because I love you, I wanted to tell you about Run DMC:
The Second rap group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Incidentally by Eminem. HUH.
(The First is Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five)
Also. Since this BHFOTD is about Run DMC, lemme leave y’all with my sissie’s favorite song, because it’s been a while since I’ve mentioned her in a post!
* At least everyone came together to agree that Iggy Azalea’s fake dirty souf accent havin’ ass did NOT deserve a Grammy for her black-face rapping. So we at least have that. *high fives everyone*