My Adidas Run-DMC tee can be yours
I am about to sell a few of my special vintage t-shirts, jeans, jackets due to business development. The RUN-DMC t-shirt was a birthday present given me in the beginning of the 90’s. It was bought from a local store specializing in American youth culture by one of my best friends. It came with a lot of different label tags from Adidas that I kept for years. However, at some point due to moving to a new address they disappeared. I thought I sold the tee shirt a few years back when I used to have a second-hand clothing stall every Sunday at a market. Therefore, I was positively surprised finding the tee at the bottom of my underwear drawer a month ago. The t-shirt is in very good condition, no visible holes, no “yellowish colour,” stains or spots. The size is Large, and it’s “oversize” large (most probably oversize due to the hip-hop style). The logo in front is a little faded due to washing (see image).
The magazine Forbes 2007 “This collaboration between the sportswear company and the hip-hop group produced one of the most sought-after concert T-shirts in the world. It was made for promotional purposes for a show in the early 1980s. The shirt has both the Run-D.M.C., and the Adidas logos placed next to each other in the front, with an original joint logo on the back.”
Forbes Magazine ranking of the most valuable t-shirts in the market
Run-DMC, is one of the most influential hip-hop groups from queen, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jam Master Jay. Not only powerful music wise, it was also one of the very original groups that realized and developed the business potential of a whole new industry Hip-hop, the first that signed endorsement contract with a multinational clothing brand Adidas ($1.6 million). Furthermore, they pioneered and explored the musical collaboration ship across genre and importance of MC and DJ relationship.
Run-DMC incorporated rock into the hip-hop with songs like “Rock Box and King of Rock,” and developed a new genre with their musical influence a fusion called “rap-rock” that eventually should become a huge market for the music Industry with bands such as KoRn, Kid Rock, Limp Bizkit, Limkin Park. Maybe the most successful crossover song ever to be performed by a hip-hop act was Run-DMC & Aerosmith song “rock this way (originally by Aerosmith).
Run-DMC code of dressing was way cool, fresh and different, their interpretation created modern hip-hop fashion were the combinations of Adidas sneakers, jeans and black leather was the basics. The raw street style was clean-cut and soon picked up by groups such as LL Cool J and Beastie Boys and therefore, appealed cross-over with core sub cultures such as skateboarding. Check the post 1970’s skateboarding and youth fashion look books
- 1985, Run-DMC performed as the only hip-hop act at Live Aid
- 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Run-DMC number 48 in their list of the greatest musical artists of all time
- 2009, Eminem inducted Run-DMC into Rock Hall of Fame, after Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
Run-DMC official web site: http://www.rundmc.com/
Limp Bizkit official website http://www.limpbizkit.com/
Linkin Park official website http://www.linkinpark.com/
Kid Rock official website: http://www.kidrock.com/
Korn official website: http://www.korn.com/
Eminem official website: http://www.eminem.com/
Aerosmith official website: http://www.aerosmith.com/
Beastie boys official website http://blog.beastieboys.com/
Rolling stone magazine: http://www.rollingstone.com/
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