The video for Run-DMC's 1985 hit, "King of Rock," opens with the duo approaching the "Museum of Rock and Roll." As the enter, a security guard blocks their way. "Hey, this is a rock and roll museum. You guys don't belong in here." But the rap duo will have none of it.
I'm the king of rock, there is none higherThis weekend, the real Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gave Run-DMC their respect, and highest honor, inducting the rap pioneers into the Hall for their path-breaking and genre-blending career.
Sucker MC's should call me sire
To burn my kingdom, you must use fire
I won't stop rockin' till I retire
Now we rock the party and come correct
Our cuts are on time and rhymes connect
Got the right to vote and will elect
And other rappers can't stand us, but give us respect