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May 14

RUN DMC vs JASON NEVINS – “It’s Like That”

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#787, 21st March 1998

nevins “Won’t you tell me the last time that love bought you clothes?” Talk gets little realer than “It’s Like That”, Run DMC’s debut single mix of fatalism, pragmatism and ultimately optimism, set to a beat like a medicine ball bounced off the walls of some vast concrete bunker. Over that crushing sound, Run and DMC shout to be heard, trading and declaiming lines like duelling street preachers. It’s deservedly known as a landmark single, a record that takes the sharp, rhyme-swapping camaraderie of the early hip-hop groups somewhere bigger and harder.