HomeRap/Hip-HopMerry Christmas From Run-DMC and TDMB Carl December 25, 2015 Rap/Hip-Hop, Slider The best Christmas song ever. And not by a little bit. Also check out “King of Rock,” featuring old David Letterman stooge Larry “Bud” Melman. Here is more on Run-DMC: Run-D.M.C. exploded out of Hollis, Queens, in 1983, changing the sound of rap music, street fashion and popular culture in general. Their approach was stripped-down and spare, and they innovated by rapping over rock beats, even incorporating hard-rock guitar samples on occasion. Most important they stayed true to the realities of the street. Their first release, the 12-inch single “It’s Like That”/”Sucker MCs” inaugurated a revolution in rap. Released on Profile Records and produced by Kurtis Blow, it was the first rap single with a hard beat and stripped-down, no-nonsense delivery. Continue Reading…. Merry Christmas from TDMB.