Fun Fun Fun Fest, in Austin Texas, Nov. 2-4, just turned into FUN-D.M.C. Fest!
The full lineup will be announced later this month—leaks confirm that Danny Brown, Against Me! Bob Mould, Tomahawk (featuring Mike Patton), Rakim, Baroness, Atlas Sound, and Black Moth Super Rainbow are definitely playing. Tickets and more info here.
AUSTIN, TX (JULY 10, 2012) — Fun Fun Fun Fest is excited to announce today that Run-D.M.C. will perform at the 7th annual festival which takes place November 2-4th in Austin, TX for the first time since disbanding in 2002. Surviving members Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels will headline the main stage.
Run-D.M.C. formed in Hollis Queens, NY in the early '80s and are considered by many to be the true pioneers of hip-hop, in terms of beats, lyrics, fashion, and impact. Both their self-titled debut as well as the much-lauded Raising Hell in 1986 influenced the youth of a generation and eventually paved the way for many of today's rap's superstars.
Run-D.M.C. retired the moniker in 2002 following the untimely death of legendary DJ and producer, Jason "Jam-Master Jay" Mizell. In honor of Jay's life, FFF festival promoters are working with the band to donate a portion of proceeds to his foundation the JMJ Foundation for Music which is dedicated to providing access to the arts, regardless of socio-economic status, for children and young adults. Learn more about Jay's foundation here: jammasterjay.org.