Geoff Edgers - Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song That Changed American Music Forever — in conversation with David Malitz — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Music was changing fast in the 1980s, but hip-hop was too often neglected from the dominant narrative until 1986, when Run-DMC covered Aerosmith’s “Walk this Way.” If earlier attempts to fuse styles had failed, this one was the charm. More—it was a revolution. In this comprehensive examination of one of the landmark moments of music history, Edgers, host of the Edge of Fame podcast and national arts reporter for The Washington Post, details how the collaboration between Aerosmith and Run-DMC came about, how the new version of “Walk this Way” became virtually a manifesto for the new rap generation, and how the recording brought rap into the mainstream, altering both the music industry and the culture forever. Edgers will be in conversation with David Malitz, deputy editor in The Washington Post's Features department.


Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Non Fiction
Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever By Geoff Edgers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735212237
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Blue Rider Press - February 5th, 2019

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