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Also Known As: Daryl Mcdaniels (D.M.C.), Darryl Mcdaniels, Darryl Matthews Mcdaniels Died:
Born: May 31, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA Profession:

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One third of the first rap group to gain mainstream superstardom, Daryl "DMC" McDaniels was a founding member of Run-D.M.C., which burst out of New York City in the early 1980s with an aggressive, stripped-down sound that virtually laid the blueprint for modern hip-hop. With Joseph "Run" Simmons and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, McDaniels elevated rap from the club scene to the pop charts on the strength of such forceful, boast-heavy tracks as "It's Like That," "King of Rock," "My Adidas" and their breakout hit, "Walk This Way," a collaboration with Aerosmith that made them the first rap act to reach the heights of the R&B and pop charts. Personal problems and changing musical tastes undermined Run-D.M.C.'s popularity in the early 1990s, during which McDaniels delved deeply into his own past to discover his adoption at an early age. His quest for self-discovery informed much of his subsequent creative and philanthropic efforts while he continue to pursue a music career as both a solo artist and as part of Run-D.M.C. A pioneer in rap music for over three decades, Daryl "DMC" McDaniels was a key figure in the genre's rise from underground sensation to part of mainstream popular culture. ...

One third of the first rap group to gain mainstream superstardom, Daryl "DMC" McDaniels was a founding member of Run-D.M.C., which burst out of New York City in the early 1980s with an aggressive, stripped-down sound that virtually laid the blueprint for modern hip-hop. With Joseph "Run" Simmons and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, McDaniels elevated rap from the club scene to the pop charts on the strength of such forceful, boast-heavy tracks as "It's Like That," "King of Rock," "My Adidas" and their breakout hit, "Walk This Way," a collaboration with Aerosmith that made them the first rap act to reach the heights of the R&B and pop charts. Personal problems and changing musical tastes undermined Run-D.M.C.'s popularity in the early 1990s, during which McDaniels delved deeply into his own past to discover his adoption at an early age. His quest for self-discovery informed much of his subsequent creative and philanthropic efforts while he continue to pursue a music career as both a solo artist and as part of Run-D.M.C. A pioneer in rap music for over three decades, Daryl "DMC" McDaniels was a key figure in the genre's rise from underground sensation to part of mainstream popular culture.

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1.
 Roll Bounce (2005)
2.
 Scratch (2001)
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 Tougher Than Leather (1988) Dmc
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 Krush Groove (1985)
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6.
 I Love The '90s (2004) Interviewee
7.
 JKX: The Brad Gluckman Special (2003) Featuring
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 I Love the '80s Strikes Back (2003) Interviewee
9.
 Hip Hop Babylon (2003) Interviewee
10.
 I Love the '70s (2003) Interviewee
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