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Run-DMC almost singlehandedly ushered in the New School Era of Hip-Hop and ended the Old School Era with the release of their 1983 smash single “It’s Like That”/”Sucker MC’s.” The record captured the spirit and the stripped down, straight forward energy of the park jam and put it on a record at a time when people were making rap versions of popular radio singles and trying to appeal to audiences other than B-Boys and B-Girls.