Hip hop pioneers go Broadway? Yup. Apparently Run-DMC are in talks to turn their success story into a musical theatre. Following U2 and Green Day’s footsteps, Run-DMC’s 20 years in hip hop music can actually be rather interesting.
The group’s surviving members will have Paula Wagner, producer of Mission: Impossible and Valkyrie heading this dope project. Here’s what she told New York Times, “Run-DMC’s lyrics and music are infectious. It’s vibrant, it’s alive. Who they are and what they did was a culturally defining moment. It embraced everybody.” Word.
Run-DMC was formed in Hollis, Queens and became the first hip hop act to make that crossover from rap to the mainstream field. Formed in 1983, they got Aerosmith for a collabo of the rock band’s big hit ‘Walk This Way’ and earned them a spot at Rock’n’roll Hall of fame just early this year!
Paula wants to tell the story behind one of the most influential hip hop acts, Run-DMC’s songs. She will be discussing it with Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and representatives of Jason “Jam-Master Jay” Mizell, who was murdered in 2002, on this Run-DMC reunion. Let’s make it happen guys!
Just imagine Broadway with Run-DMC’s dope hip hop beats as the soundtrack and since Paula is close to Tom Cruise, perhaps he might make a cameo? Oh lawd no.