‘Kings From Queens: The Run DMC Story’: How to Watch the Documentary Series for Free

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Peacock is kicking off Black History Month with a documentary series chronicling the impact of Run DMC. Kings From Queens: The Run DMC Story premieres Thursday (Feb. 1) on Peacock.

Directed by Kirk Fraser, the three-part documentary highlights the rise of Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and “Jam Master Jay” Mizell — three friends from Queens, New York, who went on to became one of the greatest rap groups of all time.

In the series, Rev Run and DMC get candid about everything from their early days in the group to finding superstardom and the loss of Jam Master Jay, who was gunned down in his recording studio in 2002. The murder trial against Jam Master Jay’s accused killers started this week — more than 20 years after his murder and nearly four years after the men were arrested.

The documentary also features appearances from Ice-T, LL Cool J, MC Lyte, Jermaine Dupri, Ice Cube, Questlove, Beastie Boys, Chuck D., Tom Morello, Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, Ed Lover and more.


The series is executive produced by Rev Run, DMC, William H. Masterson III, Brian Hunt, Dan Goodman, Michael Lehman and Erik Blamoville, and produced by Believe Entertainment Group.

Read on for details on how to watch Kings From Queens: The Run DMC Story on Peacock.

How to Watch on Peacock

Kings From Queens: The Run DMC dropped on Peacock on Thursday — and you won’t have to wait a week for new episodes to drop as all three episodes, “It’s Like That” “It’s Tricky” and Down with the King,” are streaming on the platform.

To watch the series, head to the Peacock homepage via the app or online at Peacocktv.com. Each episode has a runtime of 60-78 minutes.

Not subscribed to Peacock? You’re missing out on a huge selection of must-watch movies, TV series, sports, documentaries and more. Plans start at just $5.99/month for Peacock Premium, the ad-supported package that unlocks access to thousands of hours of entertainment. Peacock Premium Plus is $11.99/month to stream without commercials.

Peacock is packed with bingeworthy movies, TVs series and reality series such as The Traitors, Dr. Death, Ted, Love Island: Love Games, Couple to Throuple, Poker Face, The Holdovers, Five Night’s at Freddy’s and episodes of network favorites like Suits, Yellowstone, The Office and Saturday Night Live.

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In honor of Black History Month, Peacock curated a collection of content starring Black leads. The “Amplifying Black Voices” hub features Peacock Originals such as The Best Man: The Final Chapters, Bel-Air, Praise This and Honk For Jesus: Save Your Soul; and other movies and TV shows such as Nope, Do Right Things, BlacKkKlansman, Found, Pearson, Grand Crew, Good Times, Sanford and Son, The Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks, The Lost Story of Emmett Till: Then and Now, I Am Not Your Negro, A Celebration of Tony Morrison and Woman in Motion.

Music fans will find classic documentary films such as The Night James Brown Saved Boston, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang of The Wu Clan, Time Is Illmatic and more.

Watch the trailer for Kings from Queens: The Run DMC Story below.

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