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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

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Darryl McDaniels or “DMC” as most of the world knows him, first made his start in the music business as one third of the groundbreaking rap group Run-DMC and quickly became the most popular in terms of fans and influence. He has been in the public eye for the past 20 years, since forming the now legendary, defunct group, RUN-D.M.C with Joseph (Rev. Run) Simmons and the late, great Jason (Jam Master Jay) Mizell. Also one of the founding members of this multi-platinum music group, selling over 30 million singles and albums worldwide, it would be hard to overstate his influence on popular culture. He helped transform Rap and Hip Hop into the most popular music in the world, while building a fan base that rivals the biggest acts in Rock ‘n’ Roll.

As the first and greatest of Hip Hop’s superstars, Run-DMC succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams – their own included – by embodying for the world endlessly creative subculture of young black New York. They were the first rappers to earn a gold album, the first to earn a platinum album, the first to go multi-platinum, the first to have their videos played on MTV, the first to appear on American Bandstand and Saturday Night Live, and the first rap band to grace the cover of Rolling Stone and Spin.

DMC has recently added another list of firsts to his life – his first book entitled “King of Rock: Respect, Responsibility and My Life with Run-DMC” (St. Martins). The book, written by DMC with Bruce Haring with the forward by rapper/actor Will Smith, offers a flavored tale of his rise within the music business while stressing the importance of respect and responsibility in today’s society. It has received rave reviews nationwide. Entertainment weekly called it “strangely compelling, bravely honest… plenty of entertaining anecdotes about life back in the day to keep you turning the pages. Like Will Smith, McDaniels is a born charmer.” Publisher’s Weekly says the book is “hard hitting yet sensitive… he (McDaniiels) argues astutely that ‘very few of the rappers will admit they’re creating a fictional character,’ and thereby create problems for themselves.”

In addition to the new book, DMC released his own musical project entitled Checks, Thugs, Rock-N-Roll.

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The Sneaker Summit is headed back to the Midwest for their 2nd annual Milwaukee Sneaker Summit! On Saturday, December 13th the Sneaker Summit will host a very special pre-game event with the Milwaukee Bucks before they take on the Los Angeles Clippers at the BMO Harris Bradley Center including a legendary hip hop performance by DMC of RUN DMC presented by Clicks! Milwaukee’s newest sneaker boutique in Shorewood!

Register now to showcase your sneaker collection, store front, or streetwear and accessories brands at this one of a kind annual celebration of basketball and sneaker culture!

Not an exhibitor? Purchase your tickets now to attend this one day only event where Sneaker Enthusiasts from all walks of life gather to celebrate sneaker culture, and to buy, sell, trade, browse, and discuss everything from rare, vintage, and collectible to the latest and most exclusive sneakers, fashions, and accessories all within a huge party atmosphere! Sneaker Summit + Clippers vs Bucks Game Combo Tickets are available now:

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Run DMC DJ Headphones  |  $70.00

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Rock the block with these exclusive RUN DMC DJ Headphones. With a comfortable, padded over-ear design, inline volume control and 1/8″ connection, you’ll be ready to rock a rhyme on time.

NY Daily News: Run-DMC’s rapper Darryl McDaniels launches new comic book line

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The newly minted comic company, Darryl Makes Comics, is ready to debut its first novel, ‘DMC’ at New York Comic Con in October. Darryl McDaniels portrays himself as a superhero instead of a rapper in the graphic novels.

Rapper Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC fame may be known for crushing “Sucker MCs” — but he’s unmasking himself as a comic book nerd.

Selling 25 million records is impressive enough, but McDaniels is now living out a childhood fantasy at age 50 with the launch of his own line of comic books.

DMC #1 Available early at NYC Comic Con October 2014

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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


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BY THE NUMBERS

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In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Run DMC #48 of the “100 Greatest Artists.”

Run DMC Hollis Queens

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BY THE NUMBERS

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2004

Run DMC was honored at the first VH1 Hip Hop Honors, along with 2Pac and The Sugarhill Gang.

BY THE NUMBERS

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200

D owns 200 pairs of his famous black frame glasses. The better to see what’s going on in the world.

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Run DMC by Glen Friedman

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