Run-DMC kicked off their career (and a new era of hip-hop) with a cassette that featured "Sucker MCs" on one side and "It's Like That" on the other. A young Russell Simmons produced the track – alongside the underrated, but legendary Larry Smith, who's known for his work with Run-DMC and Whodini, and shouted out a few times in Run's verse. The song's track was pulled from Orange Krush's "Action," which was also produced by Smith and Simmons. "…When Run-D.M.C. got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame … I wanted to take that platform to mention Larry. Because there would be no hip-hop as we know it today if it wasn't for Larry Smith."