Run D.M.C - from Hollis Queens NY founded in 1981 by Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels & Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell. The group is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip hop culture. 1 of the most well known hip hop acts in the 80s who signified the advent of the new school of hip hop music. The group was among the 1st to highlight the importance of the MC & DJ relationship.