Rev Run Reflects on Unreleased Run-DMC, Kobe Bryant Collaboration

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Rev Run revealed Run-DMC once collaborated with Kobe through a proposed Adidas promotion.

As the news of Kobe Bryant’s death settles in, personal stories of the Laker legend continue to hit the news wire. At Sunday’s Grammy Awards, Run-DMC’s DJ Charlie Chan paid tribute to Bryant during their performance.

As Rev Run explained to Yahoo Entertainment, the tribute came from not just a fan, but a former collaborator.

Run recently spoke with Yahoo Entertainment, where he revealed the group once worked with Kobe on a song. The interview was a part of Run’s promotion for his new relationship advice book, Old School Love.

“Years ago, somebody connected [Run-D.M.C.] to Kobe Bryant, and we were going to make a record together. We met at the studio [in L.A.], because Kobe at the time had a relationship with Adidas, and we had that big record, ‘My Adidas,’” Run said.

Kobe’s forays into music are well-known at this point. Run reiterates that at that point, Bryant was as passionate about making music as he was basketball.

“He liked to rap, we knew he was a good basketball player that wanted to rap with us, and we had a great night, took pictures,” he recalls. “He was excited to meet us, and we were excited to meet him. …It was just beautiful hanging with Kobe — and starting to record a record that we never finished.”

The collaboration got lost between studios and hard drives, but Run is optimistic it will surface one day.

SOURCE: Yahoo Entertainment

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