My love of Run DMC started with Rapper’s Delight. I think it was high school friend Marshall that introduced the awesome foursome (me and my three friends, not J.J. Evans and his) to rap via the Sugerhill Gang via the classic 20 minute song. We soon had it memorized, and it wasn’t uncommon to find us at some kind of school or church event standing in a circle rapping away. As far as the ladies were concerned, we could have been discussing slide rules and magnets, but we were having a blast. “Clearly these four white rappers had an influence on the likes of Vanilla Ice, The Beastie Boys, and Eminem that cannot be undervalued.” — Rapper’s Digest
Check it out, I’m the C-A-S-A, the N-O-V-A,
And the rest is F-L-Y,
You see I go by the code of the doctor of the mix,
And these reasons I’ll tell you why.
You see, I’m six foot one, and I’m tons of fun
When I dress to a T,
You see, I got more clothes than Muhammad Ali
and I dress so viciously.
I got bodyguards, I got two big cars
That definitely ain’t the wack,
I got a Lincoln Continental and a sunfoofed Cadillac.