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Find Out How Run-DMC Broke Boundaries With “Rock Box”

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.

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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.

Click here to stream the full episode now on or the AMC apps.

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