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The Jim House Show – Episode 3: Darryl McDaniels

Darryl McDaniels… that name may not ring a bell, but like the rest of the world, you probably know him as DMC. The LEGENDARY rap star from RUN DMC.  If you’re younger—google him 😉

He’s sold more than 30 million albums.

Thirty.  Million.

And he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 with RUN DMC.

“As a kid RUN DMC were my “Beatles,” Jesse Itzler tweeted… “They literally changed the trajectory of my life. Years later I ended up managing the group. It was an inexplainable feeling!”

Darryl’s remarkable book is called 10 Ways Not to Commit Suicide.

We had an amazing and vulnerable conversation that covered several topics he doesn’t talk about very often. In fact, he has so many good stories that we decided to present this interview in two episodes. In this first episode, we dive into Darryl’s early creative days because his backstory sets up the big shock that he reveals near the end of this episode. This is his first book, but he has been writing rhymes his whole life.

We spend some time exploring the process he uses for creating his rhymes, and he reveals who he believes is the greatest rapper ever, who wrote the most incredible rhymes. 

And I guarantee it’s not who you think it is.

In the next episode. In the next episode, part two of this interview we’ll go deeper into even to the rest of the world. It looked like he had it all money, fame, power prestige on the inside. He was battling depression and he was consumed with thoughts of suicide.

But as a whole, this first episode is much lighter.

He busts out some rhymes and he even sings a couple of times.

So sit back and relax. As we get to know one of the world’s top musical icons and learn more about some parts of his life that he doesn’t usually share.

Buckle up!


The Jim House Show
The Jim House Show
The Jim House Show - Episode 3: Darryl McDaniels