Peacock has revealed the trailer for Kings From Queens: The RUN DMC Story, the docuseries that will begin streaming on Thursday, February 1, 2024.
Kings From Queens: The RUN DMC Story, produced by Believe Entertainment Group, is the never-been-told story of the influential rap group. Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell met on the streets of Hollis, Queens, before these hip-hop legends would go on to legitimize a genre of music that critics labeled a fad.
Their influence on culture shattered racial barriers, making them international stars and fashion leaders of the ’80s.
After a series of life-changing events and challenges, including the murder of their beloved DJ, Jam Master Jay, Rev Run and DMC reunite to tell their story and celebrate the genre of music they established.
The three-part Peacock docuseries features exclusive interviews from the rap group, as well as some of hip-hop’s biggest names, including Ice Cube, LL COOL J, Questlove, Beastie Boys, Ice-T, Chuck D, Tom Morello, Salt, Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, Ed Lover, Jermaine Dupri, and many more.
Directed by Kirk Fraser, the executive producers include Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, William H. Masterson III, Brian Hunt, Dan Goodman, Michael Lehman, and Erik Blamoville.
“I am very happy that the world is going to see our great story. So thankful for all that participated in helping us over the years,” said Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons.
“I started out as a young DJ Run and ended up impacting the world with my group RUN DMC. I am blessed to have been on this amazing journey.”
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels added: “This documentary series will reach, teach, and educate people on the RUN DMC dynamic.
“I know people will see themselves in our journey, and I am hopeful that the next 50 years of Hip Hop will be a movement of positive improvement and creativity, in the same way we changed music and the world.”
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