80s Run DMC Run's House 1988 Tour Sweatshirt Medium

$1,499.99 USD

Chest 20.5 in.

Length 27 in.

Sleeve 20 in.

Content: 50/50 Cotton/Polyester

Tag Brand: Signal

This amazing vintage sweatshirt is deadstock, totally unworn and it comes from a very special collection belonging to one of the bodyguards that accompanied Run DMC on their 1988 Tougher Than Leather Tour. The sweatshirt is a unique keepsake from the tour that features double-sided graphics, including a small logo on the front representing the group's hit song "Run's House".

Run DMC was a New York City born hip hop group that consisted of Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell. The group helped to change the sound and culture of hip hop music in the 80s, and along with artists like Public Enemy and LL Cool J, they were pioneers of what became new school hip hop. Run DMC's Tougher Than Leather Tour was launched around the height of their career, just after they released their fourth studio album of the same name.

The album was their follow up to their wildly successful Raising Hell, and some fans were actually disappointed that Tougher Than Leather didn't live up to that same legacy, but that's just an indication of what a huge impact Raising Hell had, as Tougher Than Leather has since earned a reputation as a seminal album from the golden era of hip hop. Raising Hell included some of the group's most iconic hits such as "It's Tricky", "You Be Illin'", and their collaboration with Aerosmith "Walk This Way", which became the first song by a hip hop group to ever breach the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100.

Raising Hell also included the song "My Adidas", which wound up earning the group a million dollar endorsement deal with the athletic apparel company. This was the first time a musical act had ever been signed to endorse an athletic clothing brand, and the deal changed the face of hip hop fashion and kickstarted a long history of deals between clothing brands and hip hop artists.

Fits like a modern unisex adult medium