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Darryl DMC McDaniels - From RUN DMC To DC Superhero

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Darryl McDaniels is a legendary musician, author, publisher, and founding member of the iconic, hip-hop group Run DMC.

In the 1980’s he pioneered new school hip-hop, and broke barriers worldwide as the first group to have a gold album, a platinum record, be nominated for a Grammy Award, and to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.

He is a Rock N Roll Hall of Fame member, and in 2007 he won an Emmy Award for his documentary film, about being an adopted child.

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In recent years, he has brought his deep love of comic books and superheroes to life, as an author with his own publishing house DMC (Darryl Makes Comics).

Chapters

00:00 Trailer.
03:54 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
06:28 Brian’s introduction.
07:09 Memories of concerts and hip hop artists performing in London during the 1980s.
09:14 DMC took the beat from the street and put it on TV.
14:45 The role fashion took in hip hop and DMC’s image.
28:48 Hanging out with the Beastie Boys and other artists, all experimenting with different music genres.
32:37 Different artistic approaches and expressions of the same feelings.
34:34 The Beastie Boy’s Licence to Ill didn’t surprise Darryl.
38:21 Memories of the period 1984-87.
40:26 Why hip hop’s appeal transcended more than other genres and what he disagrees with about it now.
48:28 The effects of all the madness of the band lifestyle and fame.
1:00:21 What happened to Darryl in the 1990s.
1:10:01 Darryl was already depressed when something happened which made him contemplate suicide.
1:19:31 The next shock he received.
1:34:09 What it was like to learn more of his past and what his therapist told him that gave him freedom.
1:55:09 Darryl’s thoughts and conclusion following the passing of Jam Master Jay.
2:04:04 Why he has decided to get into comics.
2:16:28 Success secrets.
2:17:24 What he tells adults and young people who are feeling very unhappy and depressed.
2:19:27 Brian’s summing up.

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