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About Darryl McDaniels
Darryl McDaniels, popularly called DMC, is a famous American rapper and singer who with his amazing talent made a great impact in the music industry. Darryl's fame is associated with the hip hop group Run-DMC of which he is a founding leader.
Darryl was raised in Hollis, Queens. His mother was a single parent who gave him up to the New York Foundling home, where he stayed until the McDaniels family adopted him.
Darryl went to Rice High School in Manhattan and further attended St. John's University, Queens.
Darryl started his music career in 1978, he learnt how to DJ in the basement of his parent's house, where he was seen using turntables and a mixer to hewn his craft.
That same year Darryl gave up his DJ instruments because his friend Joseph "Run" Simmons acquired his own turntables and mixer.
Joseph Simmons inspired Darryl to pursue a career in rap rather than Disk Jockeying.
Eventually, Darryl became fond of rapping rather than mixing records.
In 1997, Darryl began to show signs of depression. He had become disgusted by the regular pattern of touring and performing throughout the year. He wanted to make time for his wife and newborn son.
Darryl started using prescription drugs and alcohol to relieve his stress and pain.
During one of his many tours, Darryl realized he was losing his voice.
Soon after which he was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia, a vocal disorder which causes involuntary spasms of the larynx muscles.
He concluded that this ailment was caused by his constant back to back performances, the aggression with which he presents his lyrics together with taking too much alcohol.
A new leaf
In 2014, Darryl entered the comics business with his own company, 'Darryl Makes Comics. A career he admitted he had been passionate about since childhood but never had time to pursue.
Awards and Achievements
In September 2006, Darryl was given a Congressional Angels in Adoption award for his benevolence to children in foster care and promotion of adoption.
He was further appointed as one of the Board of Directors of Children's Rights, a vigilante organization of the government that specializes in reforming failing child welfare systems.
Other Facts about Darryl McDaniels
He is widely acclaimed as one of the founding fathers of hip hop culture.
He is reported to have developed a passion for hip hop music after listening to several recordings of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
As a disk joker, Darryl took on the stage name "Grandmaster Get High".
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F.A.Q. about Darryl McDaniels
When is his birthday?
Darryl McDaniels' birthday is on May 31, 1964.
In how many days is his birthday?
Darryl's birthday is in 100 days
How old is he?
He is 59 years old.
Where is Darryl from?
He was born in Harlem, New York, U.S..