Thursday, December 27, 2018

Run-D.M.C. Mural Goes Up in the East Village, 16 Years After Jam Master Jay’s Death

You may not get a chance to see Josh Cheuse’s classic shots of Run-D.M.C., currently on display in a Greenwich Village shoe shop, but it’d be hard to miss this. The Queens hip-hop legends are the subject of a massive new mural by Eduardo Kobra, the Brazilian artist who gifted the East Village an epic portrait of Michael Jackson back in July. This one has been going up at the corner of 12th and A, exactly 16 years after Jam Master Jay was gunned down in a recording studio in Jamaica, Queens.

Run-D.M.C. may not be having a moment like their NYC compatriots, the Beastie Boys, are. (At the launch of Beastie Boys Book in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Ad-Rock and Mike D told the story of a young MCA joining Run-D.M.C. and Aerosmith onstage at a Miami baseball stadium for “Walk This Way.”) But they’re still beloved. At a show in Vegas yesterday, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda did a cover of “It’s Tricky,” and he isn’t the only one paying respects this Halloween. Here’s a look at others who are rocking the Adidas and celebrating Halloween in Hollis.

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