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Friday, August 31, 2018

Run DMC x the Rolling Stones - Tricky StartUp

Released only 6 1/2 years apart, it would seem that these 2 songs are from the same era. Although these 2 particular tracks are similar, Run DMC and the Rolling Stones are from very different ends of the musical spectrum.

The Rolling Stones formed in 1962 in England and are largely considered a classic rock and pop rock group. They are pioneers in rock, bringing a unique sound to the genre when rock was still young. Their single Start Me Up, was released 19 years after their formation & hit number 2 in the U.S and number 7 in the U.K. Start Me Up is possibly one of the Stones' most widely known songs.

The same year that Start Me up was burning up the charts, a group was being formed in Hollis Queens that would pioneer the entire hip hop genre in the 80's. Run DMC dropped 2 of their biggest hits on their 3rd lp, Raising Hell, one of which was the rap-rock crossover hit It's Tricky.

These 2 hits really compliment one another well. You can stream the mashup Tricky StartUp above as well as at You can also download it (both the regular version and an extended DJ mix) here as well.