Loader

Category DMC

DMC #1 Available early at NYC Comic Con October 2014

STK649890[5]

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels  grew up reading comics and developed a passion for them. In his first graphic novel, it’s 1985 in New York City and graffiti covers subway cars as b-boys break and spin in playgrounds and on street corners. Drugs and crime rule the streets. The city’s brand new guardian angels wear spandex and capes, wielding their gadgets and their superpowers to “clean up” The City for the benefit of a select few. The rest whisper a different name: DMC, who dons his tracksuit and Adidas sneakers to defend the city’s marginalized citizens against super villain and super hero alike.

DMC #1 will be available early at New York Comic Con October 2014

Get the whole story at www.dmc-comics.com

Neck of the Woods Presents: DMC – July 13th

Neck of the Woods Presents:
Sunday, July 13th
8pm // 21+ // $18/$20

DMC (of Run DMC)
Innovator, Motivator, Philanthropist, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels changed music and made history 25 years ago with his legendary band Run-DMC. 30 million record sales later he continues to inspire & impact the world. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is a legendary music icon and a key member of Run-DMC. 30 million record sales later, and nine years after the untimely death of his band mate Jam Master Jay, DMC still continues to create, inspire and motivate. He is the co-author of the critically acclaimed autobiography entitled, King of Rock; Respect, Responsibility and My Life with Run-DMC (2001/St. Martins) and in 2006 released an award winning solo album Checks, Thugs & Rock and Roll. His solo performances have graced stages around the world and included a key slot at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2012 as well as the Frauenfeld Festival in 2013. In 2009 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Oakland Mind
Started at the end of 2013 The Oakland Mind rose from the ashes of broken groups and good music. Six months later and they lead the bays hottest cypher, have the most recognizable hip hop brand and have been featured in the East Bay Express. With music ranging from Jazz to Trap they will Oakland’s Mind.

Jay Stone (Feat. Them Hellas)
Jay Stone is a 26-year-old lyricist coming out of the Bay Area of California. Sampled live instrumentation and eclectic rhythmic patterns are often the foundation in the production of his music. Jay Stone’s career in music stems from a natural gift in painting mental pictures with his words, and his uncanny ability to give multiple perspectives in a story is one of his strongest points. Jay released his debut EP, Melodious Miscreant, in the fall of 2012, followed by the release of his second EP “16th & Adeline”,in fall of 2013. He’s currently finishing a collaborative project with producer Monster Rally that will be released later this year on vinyl by Oakland based record label, Gold Robot Records.

Pedal on the Pier

Join TEAM DMC on Sunday, June 1st at the beautiful Santa Monica Pier. Doors open at 9:30am. Ride begins at 11:00am, with a cutoff time of 4:00pm!

Find out more at: https://pedalonthepier.haroldrobinsonfoundation.org/member.asp?m=1566

DMC teams up with @LuckyStrike to #ConquerCancer

Conquer_Cancer_DMC_twitter-2

DMC teams up with @luckystrike & @ConquerCancerMA to bowl over cancer. Visit http://conquercancer.org/bowlluckystrike to learn more or donate. #conquercancer

Win an autographed copy of DMC’s 1st Comic Book

IMG_20140415_133329
Win a DMC autographed copy of issue zero! Repost this image on your Instagram account with #DMCMakesComics and @DMCMakesComics and a lucky winner will be selected at random. Contest ends May 1, 2014 and includes free shipping anywhere in the world!

LIVE FOREVER (Rooky feat. DMC)

My Adidas

groupcarhollis

Group Car Hollis

groupcarhollis
RUN-DMC-COMEBACK

Run DMC Comeback

RUN-DMC-COMEBACK
groupfriedman

Run DMC by Glen Friedman

groupfriedman
groupstree

Group Street

groupstree
rundmc-glasswall

Group Glasswall

rundmc-glasswall
runbeastie2

With Beasties Two

runbeastie2
boombox-project-1

Boombox2

boombox-project-1
rundmc-hollisqueens

Run DMC Hollis Queens

rundmc-hollisqueens
runbeasties

Run DMC and the Beasties

runbeasties
F43_PHD_RunDMC

sidewalk

F43_PHD_RunDMC
empire

empire

empire
boombox-603350

boombox1

boombox-603350
beatstotherhyme

beats to the rhyme

beatstotherhyme
backstage

backstage

backstage

DMC Helps Kids Dream

DMC helps sow a Garden of Dreams for kids

Cause Celeb highlights a celebrity’s work on behalf of a specific cause. This week, we speak with hip-hop star Darryl McDaniels, better known as DMC of Run-DMC, about his involvement with the Garden of Dreams Foundation.

Q: What was so appealing about Garden of Dreams that made you want to join the board??

DMC: The Garden of Dreams is fantastic at giving kids, who this world considers underprivileged, opportunities to become the people that they were put here to be in the first place. Garden of Dreams don’t look at these children as underprivileged, who need special treatment; they look at these kids as kids of purpose and destiny. They give kids chances to overcome their obstacles, regardless of their situation, whether it’s foster care, or homelessness, or education and physical disabilities.

Q: What inspired you to do charity work with children?

DMC: Well, after doing everything that I did with Run DMC, having a life that I had, I found out at the age of 35 that I was adopted.  It was a big shock to me, didn’t know my whole life, and then I found out that I was a foster kid. So I was one of those kids, and I looked at what was important about my life; (it) isn’t the fact that I’m DMC of Run DMC, that’s easy. I will always be the king of rock, one of the greatest rappers ever. The important thing about my existence is: people took time out of their lives to give me a chance to be what I was put here to be.  You know, my mother and father decided to adopt me out of foster care, and send me to school, and discipline me, and educate me, and teach me; that’s all these kids need. So it made me realize that with the children of the world, flesh and blood has nothing to do with being brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers to every child in every city, in every ghetto, in every orphanage, in every group home.
I am one of those kids, and I represent what happens when you allow and support an organization like Garden of Dreams to make a kid’s dreams come true.

Q: So why do you think people should support this cause over others?

DMC: Because when you look at these children of the world, regardless of their situation, whether it be poverty, homelessness, you know, foster care, kids in group homes, incarceration, a lack of the sufficient educational mediums and facilities, these children are the next leaders, and people that will be running this world. These kids are the next you and me, the next journalists, the next entertainers, the next teachers, politicians, lawyers, scientists, pilots, astronauts, and the list goes on.
The most valuable resource that this Earth has is educating, nurturing and putting time and energy into our growing children, regardless of their relationships to us and their situations. All of those people have a habit of having their own children and walking around the world and seeing kids in bad situations and they go, “I ain’t got nothing to worry about, those ain’t my kids.”
No, every child that is born into this world is our children and it’s our responsibility as, not only the great nation of America, but globally, to give these children every chance that they deserve, every opportunity no matter what it is. That’s why they should support the Garden of Dreams, ‘cuz these kids are us.

Q: What will be your duties as a member of the board?

DMC: I’m basically the, I ain’t going to say ambassador, the guy who is able to navigate the delicate line between politics, religion, legal laws, what I am able to do, because I represent hip-hop, I come from the music background, and music is a universal language. So with me, I am able to go and talk and relate to everybody, everywhere, globally, with a 6-year-old kid that likes my music, or the 65-year-old person that likes “Walk This Way.” I am kind of the ambassador or the spokesman, or the representative … the living, breathing proof of what Garden of Dreams does.  Garden of Dreams basically creates little DMCs and DMCettes (laughs).

Q: Do you have any additional comments, anything else you would like to say?

DMC: Overall, Garden of Dreams represents a movement, as opposed to just being another charity. Garden of Dreams represents an initiative.  The one thing that I really like about Garden of Dreams is that they’re not the type of organization that will just say, “OK, let’s go give out some computers to the kids,” do it, get publicity on it, and never see the kids that they touched again. This is why I love to be on the board, because when they have contact with a certain kid or a certain charity, or a certain organization, they continue to have impressions made upon those individuals. We see these kids throughout the year, we don’t just come to the hood and give out turkeys on Thanksgiving and the kids gotta wait another whole year to see us. That’s why this organization is having success, because they continuously, they consistently (are) involved in the lives of each individual child they touch. That’s when you have change.

You just can’t come and say, “I’m just gonna give out some coats on Christmas” and the kids get all happy and they never see us again. That’s how we’re making a difference, because we stay involved in the lives of these kids, because they need to understand that OK, you can’t be with your birth mother and your birth-grandfather, you can’t be with your blood family, but you will never be without family again.

DMC Schools NFL Players On the Music Biz

Twenty current and former NFL players will get a crash course on how to break into the music industry at the second annual Business of Music Boot Camp at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in New York.

The program, which runs from March 18-21, 2013, is a collaboration between NFL Player Engagement and the Clive Davis Institute in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. The four-day boot camp features interactive workshops focusing on all aspects of the music industry including production, artist development and management, digital music, publishing, marketing and touring. Participants will gain a better understanding of establishing a career in the music industry and how to develop business plans from their creative ideas.

“We are excited to again offer our players a program with NYU’s Clive Davis Institute, which counts some of the biggest names in the music industry as faculty,” said NFL Senior Vice President of Player Engagement Troy Vincent.

“Succeeding in the recorded music industry requires many of the same attributes found in successful athletes – focus, commitment and passion – so the participants in the Boot Camp are starting out ahead,” said Jeff Rabhan, Chair of the Clive Davis Institute at NYU. “What we provide the players with is expert coaching in a new field, and they leave with a much tighter grasp of how the industry works and how best they can compete in it.”

NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, named after its chief patron and advisor, is the first of its kind to develop a program that focuses on providing professional training for students who aspire to succeed as creative entrepreneurs in the music industry. For more information about the Clive Davis Institute, visit http://clivedavisinst.tisch.nyu.edu.
Player enrollment criteria include previous participation in NFL Player Engagement programs, prior music experience, essays, and NFL playing experience. With the longer offseason, NFL Player Engagement now offers current and former players 10 training programs for post-NFL careers.

Faculty members at the Business of Music Boot Camp include:

DARRYL “DMC” MC DANIELS, a music icon, innovator and philanthropist. His band Run-DMC sold 30 million records and was the first rap group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone and the first to appear on MTV.

TOM CALDERONE, president of VH1, home to such programs as “Behind The Music,” “VH1 Storytellers,” “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” and “Best Super Bowl Concert Ever.” He also oversees VH1 Classic and the high-def music concert channel Palladia and serves as chairman of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

JONATHAN DANIEL, a founder and partner at Crush Management, an artist management company that represents acts including Gym Class Heroes, Panic! At the Disco, Train, and Cobra Starship.

MICHAEL “BLUE” WILLIAMS, the CEO of Family Tree Entertainment, which recently merged with Primary Wave Music to create Family Tree Primary Wave. His client roster includes Cee Lo Green, Cody Simpson, and Eric Benet, and previous clients include OutKast, Monica and Big Sean.

MICHAEL SOLOMON, co-founder of Musicians on Call–a non-profit organization that brings music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities–as well as the co-founder of Brick Wall Management, whose past and present roster includes artists John Mayer, Citizen Cope, and William Fitzsimmons.

Darryl Makes Comics

Check out Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels’ new comic book — EXCLUSIVE

Back in July, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels — one third of legendary hip-hop trio Run DMC — launched Darryl Makes Comics, a new comic book company.

Not only is DMC the CEO, but he’s also the protagonist of the new DMC comic, which is just about to premiere. The book finds McDaniels making the transition from rapper to superhero — just as he did when he made his way from Darryl to DMC.

It’s the long-awaited kickoff of a passion project for McDaniels. “This production is first and foremost respectable and legitimate to comic-book culture,” he told Entertainment Weekly back in July. “The same things DC and Marvel did, the same stories and passion is what this is first. My comic-book passion has always been there, but I never pursued it; but I didn’t want to be a hip-hop dude trying to do a hip-hop comic book.”

Check out the exclusive EW premiere of the first few pages of DMC here…

Sucker MCs