RUN-D.M.C. is one of the true pioneers of rap music. This concert from Montreux in 2001, the group's only appearance at the festival, captures the trio at its very best. DMC, Run and Jam Master Jay perform all their classic hits, including "It's Like That," "It's Tricky," "King of Rock" and "Walk This Way."
RUN-D.M.C. could be its own category in any hip-hop trivia night, with the amount of “firsts” attributed to the group’s storied career. It was the first hip-hop act to earn gold, platinum, and multi-platinum album sales, have a music video on MTV, appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, nab a Grammy nomination and sign a major endorsement deal. But most succinctly: RUN-D.M.C was the first act to demonstrate hip-hop’s ability to change the world.