DARRYL “DMC” MCDANIELS
Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels made his start in the music business as one third of the groundbreaking rap group Run-DMC. He helped transform Rap and Hip Hop into the most popular music in the world, while building a fan base that rivaled the biggest acts in Rock. As the first and greatest of Hip Hop’s superstars, Run-DMC succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams – by embodying for the world the 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, the first to have an apparel endorsement deal, and the first rap band to grace the cover of Rolling Stone and Spin.