It’s an undeniable fact that Run-D.M.C. remains one of the most influential music groups in all of music history. The Hollis, Queens trio’s success and crossover appeal set the commercial stage for many Rap crews afterward – such as The Beastie Boys, who are enjoying their run of Beastie Boys Book at the moment – and in 2018, they’re still widely recognized as an elite entity within the genre. The originators of music-to-film crossovers, brand partnerships, and merging Rock & Roll with Hip-Hop.
It seems Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra has given it to them. This week, the artist unveiled his latest mural in East Village, New York, honoring the Profile Records superstars. The colorful mural went live two days ago, exactly 16 years after the death of Run-D.M.C. DJ, Jam Master Jay (October 30). The crew can be spotted towering over the corner of 12th and Avenue A in vivid Kobra-signature colors, with a street sign reading “Walk This Way,” a nod to their crossover 1986 hit single alongside Aerosmith.
Below are several different photos of the new mural:
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Earlier this year, it was announced that Run-D.M.C.’s Raising Hell is headed to The Library Of Congress archives.