Back in the 1980s, MTV didn’t want much to do with hip hop and non-white artists.
Then came Run-DMC’s smash hit “Rock Box,” which broke the barriers between rock and hip hop and launched hip hop into the mainstream.
Featuring firsthand accounts from Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Joseph “Run” Simmons, Eddie Martinez and more, take a deep dive into one of the most influential songs — and subsequent music videos — of all time.
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