Founding member of the legendary 80's hip-hop group Run-D.M.C, who were the first hip hop group to have a gold and platinum album and the first to be nominated for a Grammy Award and appear on American Bandstand.
He taught himself how to DJ after his brother gave him a turntable and a mixer.
He reached number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts for his band Run-D.M.C's debut album in 1984 and in 2009 they became only the second hip hop group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He has a wife and son and an older brother named Alford. He was adopted.
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