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August 9, 2010 If you've ever seen the infamous video of David Bowie's Christmastime duet with Bing Crosby, then you know musicians are capable of the most imaginative (and baffling) collaborations. On this edition of All Songs Considered we look at odd pairings, some brilliant, and some just so very, very wrong.
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April 3, 2009 When it's inducted on Saturday, RUN DMC will not be the first rap group to make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — that was Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. But RUN DMC did achieve a number of historic firsts during its heyday in the 1980s.
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April 3, 2009 Twenty-five years after RUN DMC's first single was released, member Darryl McDaniels sees the group's success as coming from a deliberate decision to create music that was sparse, hard-hitting and extremely rhythmic — just the way it sounded in those city parks.
October 24, 2005 Farai Chideya talks with Reverend Run aka Rev Run, formerly of the rap trio Run-D.M.C. He's back with his first solo CD, Distortion, and his own reality show on MTV, Run's House.
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Darryl McDaniels, aka "D.M.C."
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August 30, 2005 Darryl McDaniels is the "D.M.C" of the seminal rap group Run-D.M.C, which brought new fashion and language to popular culture. Their self-titled first album — the first rap record to go gold — was the first of a string of successful releases. (This interview originally aired May 19, 1997.)
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