Iconic hip hop group Run DMC reunited for the first time in years to perform at Jay-Z’s ‘Made In America’ festival, held over the Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia.
Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels hit the stage for a 40-minute long set in front of the tens of thousands in attendance.
The Kings of Rock performed several songs from their classic catalog, including “It’s Tricky,” “Walk This Way,” and “My Adidas”. The duo had not performed in more than ten years, havign gone into something of a hiatus after the 2002 shooting death of the group’s third member, Jason Mizell, better known as Jam Master Jay.
The two spoke on the issue to the crowd, and Jam Master Jay was certainly represented in spirit, with a giant screen reading “Jam Master Jay Forever” and Jay’s sons TJ and Jam Master J’Son performing for the crowd alongside the hip hop legends.
Additionally, Run DMC performed many of their hits, including “It’s Like That,” “Down With The King,” and “Here We Go”.
The Made In America Festival, sponsored by Budweiser, brought together a multitude of artists from different musical genres. Jay-Z spearheaded the concert, and the festival delivered several high-profile performances, including The G.O.O.D. Music squad, Odd Future, Jay-Z and Pearl Jam together, and more.
Watch a few videos of Run DMC at the Made In America festival below, courtesy of YouTube user ThatGuyInPhilly.
Run DMC – It’s Like That
Run DMC- Down With The King
Run DMC- Walk This Way