run-dmc has been at the best parties and concerts i've ever been to. The rocked the tiebetan freedom festival like non other. Ive never seen the entire side of a mountian all jumping in unisen to the same beat. They were amaazing performers and could really move a crowd. Not to mention they were responsible for bringing rap into the mainstream. If it wasnt for there collaboration with aerosmith that brought rap into the livingrooms of white america, (heh i think i took that from the VH1 special) most people wouldnt have ever heard of it.
He was a pioneer for his culture. That alone should be give him some respect. Not to mention the only hip-hop group to be inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame.
I dont mourn him, I never knew him. But his accomplishments earned him my respect.