Reported by Dr. Sinclair Grey III
Darryl McDaniels aka DMC of Run-DMC, shows that there’s life after hip-hop. With so many entertainers holding on to their industry for so long, McDaniels has embarked on a new venture – comics. With this new business venture, McDaniels is returneing to his first love, comics. Through a collective effort with his business partners, Editor-in-Chief Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and former Shady Records A&R executive Rigo Morales, the new comic is titled Darryl Makes Comics.
McDaniels is the featured superhero. According to sources, the comic is set in an alternative ’80s universe of the Big Apple. It will makes its debut at Comic Con in New York City.
“I was a shy kid, so when DJ Run (aka Joseph Simmons, who along with the late Jam Master Jay formed the pioneering hip-hop group) was first putting me on these records, I went back to my comic books for confidence,” McDaniels told the Daily News.
In the comic, you’ll see McDaniels wearing his fedora, gold chain, and yes, his signature Adidas. Only thing different is that he will be wearing a face mask.
This new comic isn’t slated to be boring. In fact, it’s been reported that Darryl Makes Comics will touch on topics such as racism, AIDS, and homophobia just to name a few. Unlike other comics that shy away from real and relevant issues, McDaniels wants his series to be interactive as well as provocative.
According to the NY Daily News, fans that approach DMC at New York Comic Con will soon find out that he’s one of them. Although he is a global icon in the music industry, there is still sadness in McDaniels’ voice when he reminisces about the day he and his older brother had to sell most of their beloved comic collection — to buy two turntables and a mixer as teens. Of course, hip-hop historians would argue their sacrifice yielded a huge return on investment. “Before I even picked up a microphone my whole existence was comic books,” McDaniels said.
Dr. Sinclair Grey III is a speaker, writer author, life coach, and host of The Sinclair Grey Show heard on Monday’s at 2pm on WAEC Love 860am (iHeart Radio and Tune In). Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @drsinclairgrey