AMNH Discussion – Darryl “DMC” McDaniels
The American Museum of Natural History hosted a day of family-friendly activities on Saturday February, 18th 2012 in New York City. The highlight of the evening was a discussion with DMC of RUN-DMC. He talked about hearing hip-hop for the first time on a cassette tape and immediately feeling a connection to it. DMC also discussed having a naturally shy personality and pretending to be the best MC in the world while he would be alone in his basement when he was a young boy.
DMC would write rhymes about all the new things he learned in school and one day his friend Joe who we all now as “RUN” looked through his notebook and asked if he had written all these rhymes. When DMC said yes, RUN said hey my brother is Russel Simmons he manages Kurtis Blow, we can record some songs and get a record deal. And as they say, the rest is history.
Check out the video from the event below…