September 4, 2012


On Spotify: The Essential Run-D.M.C. Playlist

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

It was great to see 2 Chainz, Kanye West and even Obama appear at Jay-Z's inaugural Made in America festival over the weekend, but one of our favorite acts was Run-D.M.C., performing their first show in 13 years. Hopefully, you've already seen our sweet photo galleries of the pioneering hip hop group and the whole festival, but here's your aural accompaniment: The Essential Run-D.M.C. Spotify playlist. If you're only vaguely familiar with the legendary trio's output, here's your starting point. If you've been listening for more than 25 years, you already know you'll never get tired of the songs that inspired a generation of rappers.