DMC Says Run-DMC Will Never Be "Back Together"

DMC comments on the lack of responsibility in Hip Hop, says those in the genre aren't learning from past mistakes.

With a handful of recent performances, Run-DMC members Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Joseph "Run" Simmons consequently sparked quite a bit of talk about the official reunion of the iconic group. But during a recent interview with Access Atlanta, DMC shared that without the late Jam Master Jay, Run-DMC will never officially be back together as a group.

DMC went on to explain that while he has performed at several shows alongside Run, the performances allow the pair to introduce fans to Jam Master Jay’s children and don’t necessarily speak on the status of the group.

“We’re not back together as a group,” DMC revealed. “We just have some good offers to do some shows. But at the same time, we get to showcase (Jam Master) Jay’s children and bring awareness to the JMJ Foundation, which his wife created to keep music programs in school. We’re going to stick to doing big shows, but we’re not doing an album, no world tour. We can’t really be Run without Jay, but we can show up for certain shows.”

While speaking on his past struggles, DMC went on to address present-day Hip Hop and the lack of responsibility that seems to be present. He also spoke on the inability for those in the genre to learn from the mistakes of others and even referred to the late Tupac Shakur as an example.

“I got three things going for me: I ain’t dead, I didn’t get shot and I’m not in jail,” said the rapper. “The problem is this, we don’t learn from the lessons that have been put forth to us from the generations preceding. We are not being responsible, and the people who want to be responsible are afraid because they don’t get no support. When Tupac got shot, we mourned and two weeks later we went back to the same nonsense and it goes on and on.”

The Run-DMC rapper also went on to rattle off a short list of emcees he’s currently a fan of. Among the artists mentioned were Talib Kweli, Mos Def, and Kanye West.

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52 Comments

  • Fuck Hollis

    I know that deep inside this rock n roll loving nigga wish he was white.

  • Jam Master Jay

    I AM NOT DEAD,I FAKED MY DEATH BECAUSE YOU FOOLS ARE WHACK,I AM IN CUBA WITH TUPAC,ELVIS,AND BUDDY HOLLY.LEAVE US ALONE.FUCK DUNG DMC,THIS IS 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MOVE ON,HEY DMC,YOUR OWN PARENTS THREW YOU IN THE GUTTER,GET THE HINT.AND RUN'S BELLY IS SO BIG HE ABOUT TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    he throwing up the devil horns satan is everywhere in hip hop

  • dentaldamboy

    YMCMB and MMG have the best fans. They support thier favorit artisits through album sales, digital purchases, and concerts tickets. I see a lot of people on here talking about how they'd love to see a Run DMC reunion. But those same people talking about how they want to see all of the old school rappers on top of the game don't buy thier music, don't go to concerts and don't even vote for top 10 countdowns on the radio. You are all a bunch of frauds. Here at YMCMB/MMG, we are a family and we shit on everyone else.

    • OMG

      this dental damn kid has been trolling super hard for the longest time ever. he/she might be the biggest loser on the internet, not even kidding. btw, dental damn, u dropped something on the floor...its called your dignity.

    • Anonymous

      You're agreeing with a corny ass internet troll who says he's a Cash Money accountant, talking about what real Hip Hop fans on the INTERNET buy and support. Ever heard of back catalogs, merchandise and shows? That's how fans of Run DMC support them, in REAL LIFE. And I'm going to say it again, you're cosigning some loser who claims to be an accountant for YMCMB, but has time to post and reply on every single article on this site. You don't even know if that weirdo has any physical copies of YMCMB or MMG music but you agree with his lying ass. lol

    • Real Hiphop fans are a joke

      its the truth for the amount of so called real hiphop fans that exist on the internet not even a fraction of them actually buy and support the music of these so called real hiphop artists. Thats why all of you are just as bad as the swag fag fans. Infact you are worse atleast the swag fag fans support their artists.

    • Anonymous

      Everything you say are lies.

  • i eat shit

    Respect to the Legendary crew Run dmc. Honestly nobody gives a fuck its 2013.

  • Fuck Hollis

    Thank God for that.

  • Anonymous

    3 words Touchy loser troll.

  • Anonymous

    we dont care you old 78 man. retire and leave the mic and tv alone.

    • Anonymous

      @ANON we don't care that your an interent troll, continue to eat your daily dose of dick and SIT THE FUCK BACK FAGGOT.

  • Anonymous

    DMC IS SPEAKING THE TRUTH GANSAT RAP BACK IN THE DAY HAD SOME TYPE OF MESSAGE IN THERE SAYING DONT LIVE THIS LIFE IS NOT WORTH IT,NOW THEY GLORIFY IT

  • #RULETALK

    only thing real is ja rule thats why theres #ruletalk from now on.

    • Anonymous

      The specialist of homosexuality Mr Curtis Jackson who's more gay the guy giving you head or you getting a boner for the guy giving you head?

    • Curtiiiiiiiiiiis!!!!

      Ja Rule is a homo thug,I ruined his asshole and his career!

  • Anonymous

    There's nothing on the article that hints at trying to get back on. Run DMC are in the R&R Hall of Fame respect true legends.

  • real talk

    real talk i agree with what he said i said this the other day that people are quicker to support the bullshit then somebody that trying and doing the right thing

  • Drake the best rapper alive

    all these old washed up rappers keep talking about getting together to try to gain relevence. They have to understand their fans grew up its a newer generation no1 cares about these wash ups. They had their time their time is done so the same old getting back together news that wutange, mobb deep, run dmc and the rest of these old groups talk about is irrelevent.

    • whocaresidont

      If nobody cared they wouldn't be getting huge offers to do shows. You think anyone's going to be paying Chief Keef or Titty Boi 6-figures to do shows in 2043?

    • Anonymous

      LIES LIES LIES. TROLLS ARE GAY.

    • old head

      this nigga is right! But fuck drake! Do you really want a new mobb deep album? Mobb aint shit since 1999. And dont get me started they are legend and old school and shit. They had there best time!

    • Drake the best rapper alive

      niggas get mad when they hear the truth and to that guy that said these niggas sell out concerts thats a joke right? These niggas won't even sell out a fraction of the shows that drake sells out.

    • Anonymous

      #RULETALK above me

    • The Rule

      The Legendary Ja Rule Does Not Approve Of Your Words Drake! I Challenge You To A Sing Off.. (ONLY FOR THE RULE BABBBBYYYY)

    • FUNNY

      STFU and respect these 'old' rap groups.. they did a lot for HIP HOP... now go listen to Marvin's Room you FAG

    • Anonymous

      So irrelevant they are in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. Fuck outta here they got nothing else to prove to your retarded ass.

    • Drake the best rapper alive

      My parents, grandparents, great grandparents, great great grandparents are more washed up than dinosaur shit. Wish my dad would have shot his load in a condom and flushed me.

    • Wild Lyle

      You have no idea what you're talking about. Everything he just said was truthful with respect. Maybe you should go to a show and see how irrelevant they really are. Packed audiences around the world.

    • Anonymous

      Everything you say are bullshit lies.

  • Anonymous

    Run Chilling on millions, he ain't worried about getting back together. Checkout thegrandreport, they have some good reads and videos on there too

  • toomanywackmcs

    cmon drake and most of new mcs are garbage, and i know its sad that there will never be run dmc reunion but thats the way it is.

  • Drake the best rapper alive

    4 words who gives a fuck

  • real one

    RUN DMC RUN DMC if im riding lowkey I got that D on me

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