Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and Suicidal Tendencies bassist Ra Diaz virtually linked up with Run-DMC's Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Volbeat guitarist Rob Caggiano to perform a medley of rap and rock hits for a good cause.
Benante praised McDaniels as the "KING of ROCK" in the video description of his highly anticipated six-minute jam session, which consisted of Run DMC's "It’s Like That" and "Sucker MCs" from the hip-hop group’s 1984 self-titled debut LP and Anthrax's "I’m The Man" titular track from its 1987 EP. The latter is still considered to be one of the first rap-rock hybrid songs. He made the combined virtual cover available for download on Bandcamp so the proceeds would go toward Music Unites, a non-profit organization that works with artists, celebrity ambassadors and music-related sponsors to bring music education into local schools.
"I always wanted to do a medley of RUN DMC songs, so back in March I decided to put an arrangement together and asked these amazing people to be a part of it. How can you do a RUN DMC medley without the KING of ROCK- Darryl McDaniels DMC," the Anthrax drummer wrote. "I have been a RUN DMC fan from back when I first heard 'It's Like That/Sucker MCs' they had my attention immediately! It's no secret that our 'I'm the Man' song was inspired by RUN DMC and the Beastie boys...that's how much we loved them."