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People: How Confronting Addiction and Depression and Finding His Birth Mom Saved Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels from Committing Suicide

BY JEFF NELSON Photo Credit:SPENCER HEYFRON Most know Darryl “DMC” McDaniels for his sick rhymes, hip-hop legacy in groundbreaking group Run-DMC and placement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – but his rock star life was riddled with demons. Growing Pains: A Tough Transition to Stardom Growing up in a middle-class family in […]

Harlem World Pick: Harlem Fave Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Gets Comical

Posted on 06/21/2016 by Harlem World Magazine On June 22, the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) will hold the “DYCD Heroes Project” comic book showcase with hip-hop legend and Darryl Makes Comics Publisher and Founder Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. The winning teams selected in April to work with professional comic book artists from […]

Spotlight shines on Aiello at Hoboken International Film Festival

By Richard J. Bayne/ Times Herald-Record Photo Credit: Allyse Pulliam/For the Times Herald-Record MIDDLETOWN — The packed house at the Paramount Theatre leaped to its feet for a standing ovation as Danny Aiello, who appeared in classics such as “The Godfather: Part II,” “Moonstruck,” “Hudson Hawk” and “Do the Right Thing,” stepped onstage to accept […]

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC condemns NYPD top cop Bill Bratton for saying rappers are ‘basically thugs’

BY LEONARD GREENE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, May 26, 2016, 10:16 PM Hip hop icon Darryl (DMC) McDaniels has as much love for New York’s top cop as he does for Sucker M.C.’s. The “Run-DMC” legend struck back at Bill Bratton Thursday after the police commissioner said rappers were “basically thugs” following a deadly […]

CNN: DMC tackles black-on-black crime and police brutality in new song

Story by Deena Zaru and Video by Alex Lee, CNN   New York (CNN)Rapper Darryl McDaniels — known as DMC — says gun violence shouldn’t be a partisan issue. The artist told CNN in an interview that partisan “arguing” over gun control needs to stop and called on politicians to find “sensible and safe” solutions […]

Release: DARRYL ‘DMC’ McDANIELS TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘FLAMES’

  DARRYL ‘DMC’ McDANIELS TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘FLAMES’ ADDRESSING ISSUE OF GUN VIOLENCE AND POLICE SHOOTINGS INFLUENTIAL HIP HOP ICON JOINED ON IMPASSIONED SONG BY DISTURBED BASSIST/PRODUCER JOHN MOYER AND ROCK VOCALIST MYLES KENNEDY POTENT LYRIC VIDEO FOR ‘FLAMES’ TO DEBUT ON CNN.com “Get Political” (New York City, NY May 14, 2016)  Legendary rap […]

People: Run DMC Rapper Darryl McDaniels’ Charity to Celebrate 10 Years Helping Foster Youth

BY JEFF NELSON Run DMC’s Darryl ”DMC” McDaniels has been helping youth who have fallen on “Hard Times” for a decade. The Felix Organization – the foster child charity McDaniels founded with Emmy-winning casting director Sheila Jaffe – will celebrate its tenth anniversary this year. And to mark the occasion, the hip-hop pioneer’s organization will […]

Amsterdam News:DYCD hosts Heroes Project

April 27 the New York City Department of Youth & Community Development held its first comic book creation initiative for middle school students all across New York City in a special collaboration with Darryl Makes Comics and The Comic Book Project. Held at the Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center, the DYCD Heroes Project offered students a […]

Drawing on the dynamic

Drawing on the dynamic Story and photos by Gregg McQueen There were icons and comics – but thankfully, no con. Students from afterschool and community center programs funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) have been working since March on their own original comic book concepts under the DYCD Heroes Project, a […]

Exclusive Interview with Laura Reed

How did you discover the bluesharp? ~ Someone gave me one in passing, I can’t recall the occasion but I was immediately drawn to it. A few days later I went on a camping trip to a bioluminescent island off the coast of NC and brough it with me. It was a full moon, I […]