It’s tricky to rock a rhyme

I remember the Raising Hell days very well. This was Run-DMC’s breakthrough album back in 1986. Their version of Walk This Way revitalized Aerosmith’s career, and made the two MCs (and Jam Master Jay) bigger than anything that had ever been seen in rap before. It was an exciting time to be a fan ofContinue reading “It’s tricky to rock a rhyme”

I’m drivin’ a Caddy, you fixin’ a Ford

I’ve written about Run-DMC before in this space, but not as much as I should have. Their music grabbed me from the first time I heard it back in 1984, and I like to tell my kids that I was into rap before most other white kids were. By the time I left for collegeContinue reading “I’m drivin’ a Caddy, you fixin’ a Ford”