Run-DMC reportedly reunite | Music News

After almost 10 years since calling it a day, iconic hip-hop outfit Run-DMC are to reunite, report AllHipHop. A high-level meeting apparently took place between Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, where plans were put in place for the future of the group.

“Run-DMC is definitely back together, and it’s a great day for Hip-Hop,” a source told the website.

The Queens, New York-based crew retired in November 2002, following the death of DJ Jason “Jam-Master Jay” Mizell, at which time Run rejected the idea of any future live performances.

““We can’t perform anymore. Nobody wants to see Run-DMC without Jay,” he said in 2002. “Run-DMC is officially retired. I cannot get out in front of my fans with a new DJ. Some rock bands can replace the drummer and I don’t know any other way but to be the three original members. That’s all I can say. We are retired.”

With the legendary emcees, best known for ’80s hits like “Sucker MCs”, “It’s Like That” and their collaboration with Aerosmith for a cover of “Walk This Way”, which is widely considered a key moment in helping rap break the mainstream, now back together, surely 2012 is shaping up to be one of hip-hop’s healthiest years.

Stay tuned to SoulCulture for more details as they become available.