Story and Photos BY Darrin C. Clifton
“It’s McDaniels’, it’s not McDonalds’, these rhymes are Darryl’s, these burgers are Ronald’s!”
One of the very first lines in hip hop I ever learned came from Darryl “DMC” McDaniels from the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Run DMC.
A music icon who first blasted upon the hip hop scene over 30 years ago w/ group mates Joseph “Run” Simmons and the late Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, the Grammy nominated group became the first rap group to appear Rolling Stone and MTV.
DMC visited SXSW to allow fans an intimate look into his life. From attending catholic school (and loving it), being introduced to rap music, his new comic book company called Darryl Makes Comics, http://www.dmc-comics.com and his personal struggles as described in his two critically acclaimed books: entitled, Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide and King of Rock; Respect, Responsibility and My Life with Run-DMC.
DMC is STILL the King of Rock .. and there is NONE HIGHER!!!