Honoring The Pioneers Of Hip Hop

Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC was on hand for the Honoring The Pioneers of Hip Hop at Headquarters gallery on Monday (June 28) in Hollywood, California. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

DMC Working On Solo Record

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC is in the studio working on a solo record, and a New York friend tells the Seattle Weekly that the tracks he played for her, including a remix of ‘Cat’s in the Cradle’ featuring Pink on vocals, plus collaborations with 50 Cent and Doug E. Fresh, were “awesome.”

Missy Inspires DMC To Keep Rapping

Daryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels tells TV Guide Online that the release of Missy Elliott’s ‘Under Construction’ album has inspired him to continue rapping, despite the murder of his bandmate Jam Master Jay. “That sh** is so deep and real,” he says of Elliott’s new album. “I told Missy that’s a perfect 10 album. I think that might be album of the year. People don’t really make albums like that no more. That sh** inspired me to keep rapping!”

Ludacris, Jadakiss, DMC Join Nas For Old-School Concert

MTV News reports a multiethnic and mixed-age crowd filed into Manhattan’s Webster Hall on Tuesday night to check out Nas perform with guests Ludacris, DMC and Jadakiss. Minya Oh writes, “While many current hip-hop concerts feature mirror-trimmed theatrical sets and pyrotechnic displays, Nas’ stage show consisted of little more than three hype men (also known as the Bravehearts: Jungle, Wiz and Nashawn), longtime DJ L.E.S. (who worked a digital replay machine rather than turntables) and a gaggle of entourage members who filled the back of the stage.” Read more.

Run-DMC Say They Are The Foundation Of Hip-Hop


Damon C. Williams of the Philadelphia Daily News spoke with Damon C. Williams of Run-DMC ahead of the group’s NBA All-Star game weekend performance. DMC said “We are the foundation [of hip-hop]. Without us, these rappers wouldn’t be out today.” The full article has since been removed.