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Darryl McDaniels
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Darryl Matthews McDaniels
  • Born: 31st May 1964, Harlem, New York, U.S.
  • Alma mater: Rice High School in Manhattan and St. John's University in Queens
  • Nicknames: Easy D and DMcD
  • Occupation: Rapper, music producer and comic book publisher
  • Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
  • Famous for: Member of Run-D.M.C.
  • Shock event: Found out in 1999 he was adopted
  • Scroll down for full bio and many great quotes

"Hip-hop made me feel accepted with the down crowd and with the in crowd. It made me feel legitimate"

Darryl McDaniels

"Comics did for me what hip hop did for me as I got older; it empowered me, inspired me and educated me. I learned about Nazis, space exploration, everything from comics"

Darryl McDaniels

"I had all of this creativity and imagination in me but nowhere to release it… until hip-hop comes over the bridge"

Darryl McDaniels

"I wouldn’t exist musically without comic books. Comic books gave me the courage to exist in this universe"

Darryl McDaniels

"On every Run-DMC record, what do we say? “Kings from Queens!” I lived in Queens"

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"Many of my years in Run-DMC were spent feeling like an unneeded third wheel"

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"Jay loved life and was murdered, while, ironically, I was the one consumed with trying to kill myself"

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"Fame fortune and being DMC was just fulfilling no more so, in my mind I was; Ok, I gotta check out of here"

Darryl McDaniels

"So, I was like, I gotta figure out how to commit suicide"

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"I was fortunate enough to be raised by parents who opened their hearts and home to me"

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Darryl McDaniels Biography

Darryl McDaniels was inspired in the late 1970's by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, this led him to try his hand at DJ'ing which eventually led him to becoming a world famous rapper with Run D.M.C.

Darryl was adopted at three months old and never found out until he was an adult, however he enjoyed a happy upbringing in a stable family.



McDaniels' career with Run D.M.C. took off in the early 1980's and they hit their peak with the release of their third album "Raising Hell" in 1986.

After this success the band went slowly downhill with creative differences causing rifts between the members leading them to split. Despite releasing his autobiography in 1981 called "King of Rock: Respect, Responsibility, and My Life with Run-DMC" McDaniels was far from finished with his creative mind inspiring him to become a solo artist.

In 2014 Darryl achieved a personal ambition that burnt inside his creative soul since he was a kid when he started his own publishing company called D.M.C. (Darryl Makes Comics). Growing up he loved comic books so he was combining a passion he held dearly with his creative spirit resulting in the super hero donning his trade mark adidas sneakers, wearing a fedora hat and donning the customary rope chain whilst fighting the bad guys at the turn of every page.

His switch into publishing comic books was a career move even his staunchest supporters probably never saw coming leaving his fiercest critics grinding their teeth in despondent resignation at his success.

In his colourful life he was never short of a few quick witted one liners, so this is my compilation of 10 of the best Darryl McDaniels quotes

Quotes About Darryl McDaniels

The music executive Riggs Morales was impressed to say: "I never fan out and use these words but, DMC, you were like my superhero, man. The way you looked and the way you sounded"

Darryl McDaniels hip hop made me feel accepted with the down crowd and with the in crowd