FFFF Live Review: Run-DMC

Auditorium Shores, Nov. 2

FFFF Live Review: Run-DMC

Run-DMC

Auditorium Shores, Nov. 2

Dang old and decked out in their Kangols, the two surviving members of hip-hop's pioneering Run-DMC strutted out on stage like they owned the place and everything around it. "Throw your hands in the air," shouted 47-year-old the Rev. Run, who, in a silky black athletic jumpsuit, looked two steps away from hopping offstage and into bed. "Wave 'em like ya just don't care!" Throngs of new believers chucked their fingers up accordingly. This was only the Def Jam legends' second gig in more than a decade. Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and the right Reverend had hits to roll out, though: "Rock Box," "It's Like That," then "It's Tricky," each blaring through the Shores' speakers like they were busting out a speaker box in Hollis. "It's all brand new," the two legendary vets announced. "Never, ever old school." The show lasted a mere 45 minutes, half the scheduled runtime for the set, and included a 15-minute interlude so that Run-DMC could pay tribute to late DJ Jam Master Jay by showcasing his two kids on the decks. They closed with "My Adidas" and "Walk This Way," and both made you remember: hip-hop used to be fun.

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