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 at the beginning of the 90s. 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 by finding the tee at the bottom of my underwear drawer a month ago. The t-shirt is in excellent 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 made for promotional purposes for a show in the early 1980s. The shirt has 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 Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jam Master Jay. Not only powerful music-wise, but 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 an endorsement contract with a multinational clothing brand Adidas ($1.6 million). Furthermore, they pioneered and explored the musical collaboration ship across genre and the 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 massive market for the music Industry with bands such as Korn, Kid Rock, Limp Bizkit, Linkin 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 crossover with core subcultures 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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