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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Complex: Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels Reflects on ‘Raising Hell’ and Intimidating Music Buyers in ’86

BY CHAZ KANGAS This week, Run-DMC​’s groundbreaking classic album Raising Hell turns 30. An important moment for everyone with even a passing interest in hip-hop, it’s a milestone DMC himself nearly forgot about. It’s understandable, since he’s having a busy 2016. He’ll be releasing a new book, Ten Ways to Not Commit Suicide; a new […]