Run-D.M.C. Walks Onto The Big Screen

With Notorious still heating up theaters, earning an estimated $32 million in box office sales after two weeks, the film’s screenwriter Cheo Hodari Coker is in the process to tackle yet another hip-hop biopic.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Coker – who along with writing Notorious’ screenplay also penned Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G. – has signed on to adapt Bill Adler’s Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-D.M.C.–The Authorized Biography for the big screen.

The Run-D.M.C. flick hopes to engage the same viewing audience as the Biggie biopic, this time delving into the lives of rap legends Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell – whose life was cut short when he was shot and killed in 2002.

As Run-D.M.C. takes their ambitious life story to Hollywood, they will also be honored with an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4th; the second rap act in history to make it to the esteemed institution.

In related news, Jam Master Jay was also recently commemorated at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival with a documentary created by protégé 50 cent. The documentary, Two Turntables and a Microphone: The Life and Death of Jam Master Jay will be one of the first films released off of 50’s emerging film production company, Cheetah Vision and will be packaged along with a special edition of his upcoming album Before I Self Destruct. – Rosario Velazquez

  • http://xxlmag.com billi cobley

    who has seen the BIG film, is it any good.

    no haters,

    • DV8

      wait for the DVD and rent it…I wish I did

  • EvilD172

    That movie has already been made years ago. It’s called Krush Groove. Check your history.

    • http://www.fuckyou.com Tha Truth

      @ EVILD172

      YOU DUMB BITCH, THAT OLD ASS KRUSH GROOVE SHIT DON’T COUNT, THEY WAS STILL MAKING NEW MUSIC WHEN KRUSH GROOVE CAME OUT

      NOW THEY CAN TELL THE WHOLE STORY, YOU FUCKIN PUSSY

      • EvilD172

        I got some bad news for ya playa. If I know hollywood, the 3rd act is going to be about how Jay found 50 cent, gets shot, leaving 50 to carry on his legacy. Is that what u really want to pay $10 to see. Believe me, the last 30 minutes of the movie is going to be the 50 show. Run D.M.C deserves better than that. Also, I can tell you’re angry at me by the way u used all caps. CALM DOWN MU’FUCKA. It’s just bloggin. Peace.

        • http://www.fuckyou.com Tha Truth

          WHAT DO YOU HAVE AGAINST 50?

          ANYWAY, I USE CAPS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO CAN’T SEE, YOU DUMB BITCH

        • EvilD172

          It’s kinda sad that the younger generation can text all got damn day, but can’t work a keyboard, a skill that every working man should have(the shift key is just a finger away.) As for the other dumbass thing u responded with, 50 is just another half-ass M.C.(see, that was a dash. that’s part or grammer too) that is riding the coattails of someone better than him to get paid(Dre, Eminem, do i need to say more?) He can’t rap or act. Didn’t his “show” just get canceled. You’re welcome to call your next witness. PEACE.

        • http://www.fuckyou.com Tha Truth

          YOU DUMB BITCH, I’M PROBABLY OLDER THAN YOU

          AND 50 IS A LYRICIST, I BET YOU CAN’T FUCK WITH HIM RAPPING

          50 SAID IT HIMSELF, HE DID THE SHOW JUST TO BE ON T.V., IT’S CALLED PROMOTION PUSSY

          OH YEAH, WHAT SHOW DO YOU HAVE, CANCELLED OR NOT?

  • Jamal7Mile

    Ah wow! Krush Groove!!!

    *sheds a tear out of these thirty-(cough,burp) years-young eyes*

    @EvilD and Tha Truth…

    This is a good thing, man! If they prep this movie right, this could be another Hood Classic!! Sheeeit, a Global classic since Run-DMC Jam Master Jaaaaay done changed the Global landscape of MUSIC. Fuckin George Lucas should make this movie, complete with the THX audio technology!

    I still got that “Tougher Than Leather” paperback on one of my many bookshelves somewhere. Them well-thumbed pages are more yellower than YN by now (can I still say YN on this site???).

    I can’t wait for this movie to drop! I’ll even go on opening day in Detroit (10a.m… I ain’t no fool) AND buy the DVD… a month later (smh).

    ^^^ What’s your fav scene in Krush Groove? ^^^
    Mine was a tie… Seeing Sheila E’s knockers and The Fat Boys ordering food at Sbarro’s!!

    “Yo Buff, man, we ain’t got all night so homeboy… tellum what you like… gimme a
    BBt-b-ppppt, Bt-b-Bt-ppppppt, and some Bb-bb, bb-bb, bb-bb, bb-bb,bbbb. I wanna Bbbbbp, Huhha-huhha, bpppptt, huhahahah, and a pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-Pop-Pop-Pop-POP-POP-POP…”

    THEY.. WROTE.. THAT.. SHIT!!!!

    That’s waaaay better than what play on my radio, nowadays! Yup, I said it!! I’m just sayin…

    Cheers!

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com tony grand$

      ^Lmao @ Mally Mall “beat-boxing”!!! You must be drunk! Got me sittin here tryin to sound out the words & shit. Ha ha.

    • $ykotic

      LL Cool J: “My radio, believe me I like it loud…”

      with them straight leg Lee jeans on!

      Ima go pull out Kurtis Blow’s catalog.

      These dudes don’t know Kurtis was king before Run DMC

      KURTIS BLOW WAS THE FIRST EMCEE WITH A MAJOR DEAL!
      YA’LL HEARD?

      Peace Jamal. My girl was even laughing @ you’re Buffy the Human Beat Box rendition.

      • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com tony grand$

        Wait, mally u forgot “pbpbpbpbpb stick ‘em, ha ha ha sick ‘em”

        • Jamal7Mile

          Hahaa!!!

          No, No, NOO, my Hip Hop Bruths from anuth… I ain’t forgot none of that!! “Stick em” is one of my BOOKMARKS under YouTube vids on my harddrive crappy slow-ass laptop!! That means with my limited memory on this slaptop I watch that vid (and about 50 other ol skool vids) every (other) week!

          $ykotic, Tony$… You guys must be 30+ like me to know about the Ol things that yall know about!! I thought I was the only old dude on this site! God Bless Yall!!!!!

          I was SURE no one would understand it when I *tried* to type out a Human beat box… but YALL CAUGHT IT!!

          Real recognize Real (real old)!!!!

          Fuck it!! Lets take this shit back!!

          SORE SPINE IN ’09!!!

          CHEERS!!

        • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com tony grand$

          1976 bruh. 3 kids, six year marriage, so in “nigga” yrs, I’m like 275!

          & no California bias, but best hip hop movie ever, BREAKIN 1&2. Not really, but I gotta represent. It was corny than a mufuck, but I know all them spots they filmed the movie @. Venice Beach waddup?! & Ice T was a horrid actor, even waaaay back then.

          Its a bunch of us “old school” cats on here. U can tell the diff!!!

        • Jamal7Mile

          34 myself, last day of May. Born/RAISED by Hip Hop Community via Detroit (pronounced DEE-Troit.. that’s our accent). Went to grade school with Aaliyah and Proof (never met JDilla but DAMN!! How many hits can ONE city take?? Well… we are MOTOWN.. them dudes die left and right, SMH).

          I REALLY knew Proof. And btw his name is DeShaun Holton (Bless the Dead) and he was a HELLUVA lotta fun to hang out with. Yeah, he liked to to fight a lot (we got into a crazy-ass playgroung fight in 5th grade once… soooo funny) but the man was an ANGEL to be around. And he’d kick your fave rapper up his ASS!!!

          Best HH movie EVAR (hi Bol) for me is Krush Groove. This might change because I’m going to go out and rent the following… after the Superbowl..

          *Beat Street
          *Disorderlies (Hip Hop movie???????)
          *Tupac “Resurrection”
          *See the movie NOTOURIOUS

          Well, that’s all I can think of right now.. but I’ll be watching for yall input too, of course.

          CHEERS!

  • $ykotic

    anyone remember “Tougher than Leather”?

    The Beasties were on one in that movie.

    We’ll c about this flick.

    What got my attention was the adidas and starter jacket above! miss them threads.

    • http://www.fuckyou.com Tha Truth

      “TOUGHER THAN LEATHER” WAS MY SHIT HOMIE

  • EvilD172

    I see ya 7Mile. Fav scene? Debut of LL Cool J(Not the big-headed, lip-lickin, creatine overdosing LL, but the Kangol rockin, hard-spittin, big-ass cassette player-bumpin LL.)

    As far as this movie goes, I just hope it doesn’t get the “Notorious Treatment.” Notorious looked like some made for t.v. shit. You can tell Puffy was trying to go for some “I found Biggie, so I’m the real hero” shit. I’m just saying it could have been better (Gravy and Angela did their thing though.) I just don’t want to see the same thing happen to the group that made me love hip hop. I could go for the unauthorized documentary thought.

    P.S. Q-Tip brought it back hard on the Renaissance. Didn’t expect that.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com tony grand$

    I’m just gonna throw this out, see who bites (no homo).

    This is nowhere near a biopic, or even a serious movie for that matter, but do nigs remember “The Disorderlies”? If yall dudes remember “Tougher Than Leather” (my shit, btw), I know you aint forgot about that shit.

    The pool scene when them niggas was spyin on the broad over the wall, pink ass boobs flailin when she went down the slide.

    My moms took me to the Baldwin Hills theater to see that & Robocop. How the fuck u take a boy to see them shits in one night. Oh yeah, by bein drunk all the time.

    Oops, ramblin……….

    • $ykotic

      “Disorderlies”? Oh No! You fool 4 that one! LOL AHHHHHH!

      Been watching “Krush Groove”, “Tougher than Leather”, and “Wild Style” all day today.

      Hollywood Video hold it down. I aint even getting paid for that either!

  • adrian smith

    run dmc r.i.p jam master jay cant wait for the film about run dmci remember when there tour england back in the 80s notorious film has open the doors for more hip hop films to be made like film about n.w.a and the late eric eazy e wright or big pun,ice t,cypress hill, dr dre,wu tang clan,rusell simmons etc cant wait

    • $ykotic

      Wu got that DVD out now. Hardbody too. BET aired it.

  • EvilD172

    Beat Street held it down.

    • $ykotic

      U told on yourself with that one! LOL

      Melly Mel held it down but the older heads don’t give it credit because GRANDMASTER FLASH WAS NOT IN IT. That’s when they split.

      That was a Shabba Doo/Ice T flick.

      But tagging was the ish before Photoshop.

      I see you E!

  • emailmehomie@gmail.com

    Damn everybody gonna have a biopic now, next thing you know we gon have the Mc Hammer story, and a LL cool J flick,Lil kim gonna wanna restore her name….

    • $ykotic

      1. Hammer-C’mon!
      2. LL-U didn’t see the celeb flag game 2day? LL is very relevant. He even did an encore!
      3. Kim-U must have not seen the Ron Mexico blog on her. Blackanese?

      ’nuff said

  • Fireforreal

    MC hammmer a made for tv movie on vh1 in 2001,LL deserves a movie and lil kim doesn’t want the world to know what kind of a slut she really was.

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