Igloo and RUN DMC Drop its First Special Edition Cooler Collab


Igloo’s New Playmate and KoolTunes Honor the Pioneer Rap Group in Celebration of 50 Years of Hip-Hop 

August 10, 2023 (New York, New York) – Today, Igloo announced a special-edition collaboration with RUN DMC, the original icons of hip-hop, by dropping two new custom-designed coolers exclusively at igloocoolers.com/rundmc. The first-ever RUN DMC Little Playmate cooler and KoolTunes® Playmate cooler with Bluetooth speakers pay tribute to the groundbreaking rap group while celebrating 50 years of hip-hop.


“Collaborating with RUN DMC is the chance of a lifetime, and we’re beyond thankful to bring together the original undisputed kings of hip-hop and our iconic Playmate cooler,” said Adrienne Berkes, Vice President of Marketing at Igloo. “We’re launching our RUN DMC Collection at a really special time, giving fans the chance to keep celebrating 50 years of hip-hip and 40 years of RUN DMC with their collectible cooler along for the ride.”

“These coolers are great for the beach, concert, travel, picnic, outside work and all events.

Take it from me DMC!

I’m the kool and calm

The calm and kool

I’m not a fool

I went to school

My names DMC I tell no lie

These Igloo coolers are really fly!!!,” said Darryl Matthews McDaniels.

RUN DMC’s trailblazing impact on the music industry solidifies them as pioneers within and outside of hip-hop, and their influence is represented throughout the artwork of Igloo’s RUN DMC Cooler Collection. The RUN DMC It’s Tricky KoolTunes — Igloo’s fan-favorite 14-quart (holds up to 26 standard 12-ounce cans) Playmate cooler with built-in, weather-resistant Bluetooth speakers — and 7-quart (holds up to 9 cans) Graffiti Little Playmate feature iconic graphics and photographs depicting 40 history-making years of the renowned rap trio.

Fans can shop the new RUN DMC Little Playmate, $39.99, and KoolTunes, $174.99, exclusively at igloocoolers.com/rundmc, while supplies last.

Igloo will also be offering fans the chance to score one of 50 limited-edition RUN DMC Little Playmate coolers designed by famed hip-hop visual artist Cey Adams at the RUN DMC 40th Anniversary Pop-Up Shop hosted at Bleeker Trading (96 Christopher St, NYC 10014) August 10–12, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. EST.


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About Igloo:

Born from a modest metalworking shop back in 1947, Igloo has been instrumental in redefining how we live, work and play. What began with bringing clean water to the worksite quickly moved into super-functional, best-in-class ice chests. Igloo products made the family outdoor recreation movement of the 20th century possible. Suddenly, taking your kids camping on the weekend became easy and cross-country road trips became a summer vacation staple.


As we approach our next century, Igloo is 1,200 employees strong. We are proud to call—a 1.8-million-square-foot, three-building facility in—Katy, Texas home. With more than 500 products sold at thousands of retailers around the globe, we can confidently call ourselves the number one cooler manufacturer in the world.


And through it all we haven’t lost sight of our original goal—to create products that enable the pursuit of happiness (however you define it). That’s why we’re still working hard every day to innovate, create and make it easier for you to get out, work hard and play even harder.

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