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Author Ro, Ronin.

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

Imprint New York : Amistad, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    780.92 DMC RO    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 338 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents Grandmaster get high -- Son of Kurt -- Disco sucks -- Party time -- The broken arm -- Jason Mizell -- Krush Groove 1 -- Disco fever -- Bang your head -- Taking the throne -- Russell and Rick -- The silver screen -- The kid with the hat -- Proud to be black -- 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.
Summary 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.
Subject DMC (Musician)
Jam Master Jay, 1965-2002.
Rap musicians -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 0060781955
Standard No. 9780060781958 (hardcover : alk. paper) 52495

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