Huffington Post: Run-DMC Member Opens Up About His Battle With Mental Illness

Brennan Williams Pop Culture Editor, The Huffington Post Photo Credit:JONATHAN MANNION Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is back with a new memoir, Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide, which delves into a seemingly unlikely topic: mental health issues. But for the Run DMC co-founder, it’s a topic he knows all too well. The book, which picks up […]

Ebony Magazine: [Black Mental Health Awareness Month] Darryl McDaniels Talks Suicide

BY TERRENCE CHAPPELL Hip-hop didn’t save Darryl “D.M.C.”’ McDaniels’ life; it damn near killed him. On stage, Darryl McDaniels of the hip-hop trailblazing trio Run-DMC, had an energy and confidence that defied gravity. Draped in gold chains with a fresh pair of white untied Adidas, DMC’s lyrics led a generation into hip-hop, a budding music […]

GOOD DAY NY: ‘Ten Ways To Commit Suicide’

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STEREOGUM: Sarah McLachlan Song Saved D.M.C. From Suicide

By Collin Robinson Photo Credit:Duane Prokop Daryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels of pioneering rap duo Run D.M.C. struggled with severe depression and suicidal thoughts in the late ’90s, and he opens up about his mental health in a new memoir entitled Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide. McDaniels had been sober for years after struggling with alcohol […]

Amsterdam News: A hero like me—Darryl “DMC” McDaniel

by Jasmine T. Murray Whereas some children look for leaders on television and media, others in the New York City area are looking towards their communities. On June 22, 2016, at NYC Lab High School for Collaborative Studies in Manhattan, the NYC Department of Youth and Communities Development and well-known hip-hop enthusiast and publisher and […]

5 weekend things to do in Marshfield

3. Free Vox Concert, Columbia Park, Saturday The Vox Concert Series welcomes Laura Reed for an evening of music outdoors at 6 p.m. Saturday at Columbia Park, 201 W. Arnold St. Admission is free to all Columbia Park events, but a suggested donation of $10 per person is encouraged toward helping the Vox Concert Series […]

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 […]

NBC NEWS: Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels: Commissioner Bratton Should Apologize to Rappers

by ASSOCIATED PRESS Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and hip-hop icon Darryl “DMC” McDaniels says the New York police commissioner’s recent comments — where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert — are disrespectful and that the commissioner should apologize to rappers like Chuck D, Will Smith and Kendrick […]

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 […]