Peacock has announced the release of a three-part hip-hop documentary series titled Kings From Queens: The RUN DMC Story. Produced by Believe Entertainment Group, the series delves into the influential journey of the iconic hip-hop pioneers RUN DMC.
Taking viewers back to the 1980s, the docuseries explores how Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell revolutionized the music scene, not only in Queens but globally.
Featuring exclusive interviews with RUN DMC and prominent figures in hip-hop such as Ice Cube, LL COOL J, Questlove, and more, the documentary unveils the untold story of the group. The narrative touches on their cultural impact, breaking racial barriers, and becoming international stars and fashion leaders in the ’80s.
“I am very happy that the world is going to see our great story,” said artist and executive producer, Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons. “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 DMC. I am blessed to have been on this amazing journey.”
Artist and executive producer Darryl “DMC” McDaniels added, “This documentary series will reach, teach and educate people on the RUN DMC dynamic. 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.”
Kings From Queens: The RUN DMC Story is set to premiere on Thursday, February 1, 2024, with a runtime of 3 x 60 minutes. Directed by Kirk Fraser, the series is executive produced by Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and others, promising an in-depth look at the groundbreaking journey of the legendary rap group.