Almost a year after the murder of founding member Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell), legendary rap act Run-D.M.C. will be celebrated Oct. 28 with "Ultimate Run-D.M.C." The Arista two-disc CD-and-DVD set features 18 audio tracks spanning the group's career as well as 14 video clips and a mini-documentary.
BMG Heritage will salute rap pioneers Run-DMC with the Sept. 10 release of the 18-track compilation "Run-DMC -- Greatest Hits." The single-disc "Greatest Hits" release includes both sides of Run-DMC's first single, 1983's "It's Like That"/"Sucker MC's," and also "Hard Times"/"Jam-Master Jay," the group's second single. Both were later included on the group's self-titled Profile Records debut.