Since MuchMusic started in the early days of hip hop, future legends visited the studios on a regular basis. MuchMusic VJ Michael Williams sat down with Run DMC, who talked about the influence of rap on kids and how they got started.
In 1984, Christopher Ward helped launch Muchmusic as Canada's first VJ. A former Second City Touring Company member and acclaimed songwriter, Ward has written for Diana Ross, Hilary Duff, The Backstreet Boys and many others. Ward received the 1990 Songwriter of the Year JUNO Award for Alannah Myles’ hit, "Black Velvet".