Peacock Unveils Trailer For Run-D.M.C. Docuseries

Peacock recently released a trailer for the three-part docuseries Kings From Queens: The Run DMC Story.

The docuseries, which is about the hip-hop trio of Joseph Simmons (aka Rev Run), Darryl McDaniels and Jason Mizzel, reflects on their band Run-D.M.C.‘s early years in the ’80s in New York City’s Queens, its successes, struggles and the impact the group had on the industry.

“They’re the reason that hip-hop is as big as it is right now,” Ice Cube explains in the trailer for the series on Run-D.M.C., who were the first rap group on MTV.

“They changed the sound of music, the audience for rap music,” asserts Mike D of the Beastie Boy.

The docuseries also features exclusive interviews with rapper-actor Ice-T, LL Cool J, Chuck D, Rage Against the Machine‘s Tom Morello, Questlove, Jermaine Dupri and more.

“I am very happy that the world is going to see our great story,” Rev. Run said in a statement. “So thankful for all that participated in helping us over the years. I started out as a young DJ Run and ended up impacting the world with my group Run-D.M.C. I am blessed to have been on this amazing journey.”

“This documentary series will reach, teach and educate people on the Run-D.M.C. dynamic,” Darryl said. “I know people will see themselves in our journey and I am hopefully 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.”

Run-D.M.C.’s Raising Hell, Tougher Than Leather and Down With the King reached the Billboard Top 10. The group had five songs on the Hot 100, including “Walk This Way” (No. 4) and “You Be Illin'” (No. 29).

Kings From Queens: The Run DMC Story is set to begin streaming on Peacock on February 1st.

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