Billboard: Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels on Teaming With The Roots for NBA All-Star Performance & Playing Chance The Rapper’s Father on ‘SNL’

Written by: Adelle Platon Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez/Getty Images The 2017 NBA All-Star Game will kick off with a blast from the past. Prior to the introductions of the All-Star East and West teams on Sunday, Feb. 19 in New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center, The Roots will orchestrate an NBA-themed musical titled The Evolution of […]

Slaves on Dope Have Fun With ‘Horse’ Double Entendre Drug References, Embrace ‘Script Writer’ Collaboration With DMC

By Chad Childers Slaves on Dope unleashed their latest studio album, Horse, back in October of this year and the disc has yielded one of the more interesting collaborations of 2016 as the band teamed with iconic Run-D.M.C. great Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels on the track “Script Writer.” We recently sat down with Slaves on Dope […]

Project/Object’s Frank Zappa repertoire nostalgic for Swarmius’ composer Joseph Martin Waters and old high school buddy

Friday night’s (Oct. 21) Cutting Room pairing of Project/Object—The Music of Frank Zappa, featuring Ike Willis and Don Preston with San Diego electronic ensemble Swarmius was a dream bill—but only for two dreamers in the room. That would be me and Joseplh Martin Waters, the professor of music composition and computer music at San Diego […]

Fanatics & Run-DMC Launch New RUN-CTY Fashion Line [Photos]

by D.L. Chandler (@dlchandler123) Fanatics, a top provider of official sports merchandise, announced on Friday (Oct. 7) that it has joined forces with Run-DMC in unveiling the new collaborative fashion line, RUN-CTY. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and TJ Mizell, the son of the late Jam Master Jay, are partners in the new venture. The launch took […]

Huffington Post: DO NOT MISS ERIC HUTCHINSON

By: James Campion Eric Hutchinson “Anyone Who Knows Me” Tour Highline Ballroom, NYC 9/16/16 It noisily moves across the nation like a four-man, air-tight, funky, harmonious pop Special Forces unit; Eric Hutchinson’s “Anyone Who Knows Me” American Tour is coming and you should not let it pass without seeing it. The launch came a few […]

Release:LAURA REED TO RELEASE NEW SONG “DON’T SHOOT” AUGUST 19th

SINGER/SONGWRITER LAURA REED TO RELEASE HEARTFELT NEW SONG “DON’T SHOOT” ON AUGUST 19 IN RESPONSE TO POLICE AND RACE-RELATED GUN VIOLENCE NEW COMMUNITY- INSPIRED VIDEO FOR “DON’T SHOOT” OUT NOW VIDEO FILMED IN REED’S NATIVE NORTH CAROLINA PORTION OF PROCEEDS FOR SONG TO GO TO N.C. ORG SPIRITHOUSE ADVOCATES FOR LOW WEALTH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY […]

Release: UPLIFTING UK SINGER/SONGWRITER KING CHARLES SET FOR U.S. TOUR THIS FALL OPENING FOR ACCLAIMED SOUL STAR ALLEN STONE

NORTH AMERICAN LIVE TREK INCLUDES SLATE OF KING CHARLES SOLO DATES PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING ALLEN STONE RUN KING CHARLES’ LATEST ALBUM ‘GAMBLE FOR A ROSE’ DRAWING RAVES ACCLAIMED 12-TRACK EFFORT PRODUCED BY MARCUS MUMFORD FROM MUMFORD & SONS (New York, NY; August 15, 2015) UK singer/songwriter King Charles (Charles Costa) is gearing up for an […]

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 […]