Run D.M.C. was a rap group active primarily during the 1980's. They were one of the first rap groups to achieve any mainstream success. Their music is considered tame compared to the rap music of today. They achieved fame performing "Walk This Way" with the American rock group Aerosmith.
- Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons
- Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels
- Jason "Jam-Master Jay" Mizell - Deceased
Jam-Master Jay was shot and killed while working on an album in a New York City recording studio.