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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, one of the founder’s of the legendary Hip-Hop group Run-DMC has filed a lawsuit last week seeking at least $50 million from Amazon, Walmart, and a number of other retailers.

The lawsuit accuses the retailers of selling products that traded on the group’s name without permission. The group says the defendants are profiting from the groups name in the “production, advertising, promotion, marketing, sale and distribution of various products, including glasses, t-shirts and patches.” The retailers have improperly profited, diluted and harmed the Run-DMC brand, which it says has generated more than $100 million in revenue since its inception in the 1980s.

Run-DMC was founded in New York in 1981 by Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell.

 

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