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Darryl DMC McDaniels – From RUN DMC To DC Superhero

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.

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.

Notes:
Darryl Makes Comics website
http://www.dmc-comics.com/
Darryl DMC McDaniels on Facebook
https://en-gb.facebook.com/DarrylDMCMcDaniels/
DMC Makes Comics on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/dmcmakescomics/?hl=en
Darryl McDaniels on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darryl_McDaniels

Books:
Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ten-Ways-Not-Commit-Suicide/dp/006236877X
King of Rock: Respect, Responsibility and My Life with Run-DMC
https://www.amazon.co.uk/King-Rock-Respect-Responsibility-Run-DMC/dp/0312262582
DMC GN Vol. 01, Darryl Makes Comics
https://www.amazon.co.uk/DMC-Vol-Darryl-Makes-Comics/dp/0990463605

Topics discussed:
DMC My Adoption Journey (TV Documentary)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0777205/
King of Rock (song)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Rock_(song)
Checks, Thugs and Rock n Roll
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checks_Thugs_and_Rock_n_Roll
Run DMC (Rock video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GND7sPNwWko
Walk This Way
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B_UYYPb-Gk
Studio 54
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_54
Yes We Can Can
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes_We_Can_Can
Planet Rock
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_Rock_(song)
Rapper’s Delight
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapper%27s_Delight
Chung King Studios
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chung_King_Studios
Licensed to Ill
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licensed_to_Ill
Raising Hell
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raising_Hell_(album)
Down with the King
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_with_the_King_(album)
In the arms of an angel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SiylvmFI_8
The Primal Wound
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Primal-Wound-Understanding-adopted-child/dp/1905664761
Marvel Comics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Comics

People mentioned in this episode:
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandmaster_Flash_and_the_Furious_Five
Beastie Boys
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beastie_Boys
DJ Scratch
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ_Scratch
Whodini
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whodini
KT Ha’Llel
http://www.kthallel.com/
Derek B
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_B
Public Enemy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Enemy_(band)
Rapper’s Delight
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapper%27s_Delight
Universal Zulu Nation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Zulu_Nation
Afrika Bambaataa
https://londonreal.tv/e/afrika-bambaataa-godfather-of-hip-hop/
Treacherous Three
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treacherous_Three
Funky 4+1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funky_4_%2B_1
The Cold Crush Brothers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cold_Crush_Brothers
Fearless 4
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fearless_Four_(band)
Grandmaster Flash
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandmaster_Flash
Grandwizard Theodore and the Fantastic Five
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandwizard_Theodore_%26_the_Fantastic_Five
Kurtis Blow
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurtis_Blow
Busy Bee Starski
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busy_Bee_Starski
DJ Charlie Chase
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ_Charlie_Chase
Donna Summer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Summer
The Trammps
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trammps
Queen
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_(band)
Parliament-Funkadelic
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliament-Funkadelic
The Rolling Stones
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones
Ramones
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramones
Madonna
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_(entertainer)
Lou Reed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Reed
Debbie Harry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debbie_Harry
Jean-Michel Basquiat
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Michel_Basquiat
Nelson George
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_George
Rick Rubin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Rubin
Blondie
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blondie_(band)
Sid Vicious
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_Vicious
Tim Armstrong
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Armstrong
Melle Mel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melle_Mel
Kool Moe Dee
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kool_Moe_Dee
Bob Dylan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan
John Fogerty
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fogerty
John Lennon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lennon
Neil Young
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Young
Ice-T
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice-T
Aerosmith
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerosmith
DJ Hollywood
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ_Hollywood
Grandmaster Flowers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandmaster_Flowers
Michael Jackson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson
Naughty By Nature
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naughty_by_Nature
Q-Tip
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q-Tip_(musician)
Stevie Wonder
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Wonder
Jam Master Jay
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam_Master_Jay
Eminem
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eminem

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Ramskee925
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Ramskee925

What an amazing interview and man DMC is! Thank you so much for this Brian and London Real.

Hans Wurst
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Really sucide prevention behind a paywall (success secrets)
usally i don’t mind about the success secret thing. you have your business to keep going
but as some one who was at that place years ago and who felld a deep resonance withe DMC
in this interview this is disgusting. Such information can literally safe life.
you don’t make a business out of that brian

Colin
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Amazing interview… my hip hop journey and love of the music started with sucker mc’s…. way back in the 80s…. so it was super interesting for me to here the story behind Darryls journey…. the highs and the lows

He would probably be not surprised to find that many of his fans were comic nerds also !