Run-DMC Member Signs On As 'Kings of Rap' Host
Thu, 05 Mar 2009 10:26:27
Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run-DMC has agreed to host a new reality show called The Kings of Rap. While it's not the first program to offer artists a potential record deal, a focus on positive—and non-offensive—rap verses may make it stand out from the starting gate.
"There are so many talented kids out there who don't get heard or don't get signed because they're not controversial enough, or they're too positive," McDaniels said in a statement. "That amazes me. The spirit of hip-hop was always about changing the world or yourself, not with a gun or with denigrating or offensive words, but by being effective with your mind. This is a time when everyone is talking about change, and we as a country have the opportunity to make a difference."
It's unclear who will be airing The Kings of Rap, but filming starts in various locations around New York City soon.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff