The Reverend Joseph, “Run” Simmons and Darryl, “DMC,” McDaniels


The Reverend Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels.

Rappers, elder statesmen, spreaders of the faith.

Nine albums (two platinum, one multi-platinum-1986’s Raising Hell, which featured the blockbuster collaboration with Aerosmith, “Walk this Way,” and was the first rap album to go platinum); two new solo albums (a first for each): Distortion from ordained minister Run (who’s also just launched a reality show on MTV, Run’s House), and Checks, Thugs, and Rock ‘n Roll (due out in January) from DMC.

– Vanity Fair, December 2005


Photographed ina a 1967 Amphicar by Jonas Karlsson in New York Harbor on June 30, 2005