RUN-DMC was founded by Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell in 1981…Once RUN-DMC’s debut album dropped, it was obvious that they were a step beyond any other Rap/hip-hop group of the time. Their stylings changed the face of music, in general. They brought a “fusion” to the table that mixed traditional hip-hop, rap and hard rock. This banning together of styles truly shaped an overall attitude of the band’s mission. “Rock Box” was the 3rd single released from their debut album and it is constantly cited as one of the most groundbreaking tracks in music history! Not too shabby!