DMC recently clarified that he was not serious about running for president. The former Run-DMC member emphasized that he would never run for president and believes that the arts have the power to succeed where politics and religion fail.
DMC Not For Prez
In an exclusive statement on AllHipHop, DMC expressed frustration with the media for taking his words out of context.
“That’s so funny (laughs)! That’s why media today is a joke. They just run with anything before even confirming it. I would never run for president. I get more done as a representative of all people. The point I was trying to make is the arts succeed where politics and religion fails,” DMC said.
In an interview with conservative sports news site Outkick, DMC initially announced his intention to run for president. Attending a soccer game featuring Lionel Messi’s Major League Soccer debut on August 26, DMC declared that he was “running for president starting today.”
He also stated his goal of bringing people together through art and performance.
‘Politics And Religion Are Used Divisively’
DMC elaborated on his point, stating that events like concerts, museums, plays, sporting events, restaurants, and comic cons are where people from different races and cultures can come together.
“The real world is when people who are from different races and cultures can come together at concerts, museums, plays, sporting events, restaurants and comic cons,” DMC said. “This shows the unique diverse but universally connected world we live in. Politics and religion are used divisively, but events with art and performance bring us together.”
According to him, these events showcase the diverse yet universally connected world we live in, contrary to the divisive nature of politics and religion.
New Music On The Way
Despite his playful announcement, DMC has other plans in the works. He revealed that he would be releasing an upcoming album titled America, which will feature collaborations with renowned figures in hip-hop and rock music such as Joan Jett, Duff McKagan from Guns ‘N Roses, Chuck D, Ice-T, and more.
Updated By: Chris Samuel (8/30/23 at 4:27 pm)
DMC From Run-DMC To Run For President In 2024
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels from the popular rap group Run-DMC has made a surprising announcement – he wants to run for president in the upcoming 2024 election. The hip-hop legend revealed his political aspirations during an interview at soccer superstar Lionel Messi’s Major League Soccer (MLS) debut on August 25th at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.
DMC For Prez 2K24
While talking to Outkick, DMC expressed his happiness at the event and described the beauty of sports and its ability to unite people. He emphasized:
“The whole beauty of everything that’s going on, Messi being here, soccer, MLS, everything that’s going on, this is what the world is all about. We see so much division, but if we go to a soccer game or concert or museum, where the sports and art is, it’s a true representation of how great this world is.”
Shortly after speaking on soccer and the world, DMC announced that he is running for president to bring people together. He stated:
“This is what it’s all about – coming together. And I am running for President starting today because, in a beautiful place like this, what better place to announce it?
DMC Joining The Race?
Although he did not delve into specific campaign strategies or party affiliations, his main goal was to unite people across the country. If DMC officially enters the race for presidency, he will join the ranks of other non-political figures seeking the highest office, including Vivek Ramaswamy and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
While DMC’s announcement has created a buzz, it remains to be seen how his presidential bid will unfold and what impact it may have on the political landscape.
At The Family Reunion
In other news involving DMC, he recently reunited with Rev. Run to perform as Run-DMC at Hip-Hop 50 Live in New York. The concert celebrated the 50th anniversary of hip-hop and featured other iconic artists such as Nas, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and Ice Cube.
DMC’s return to the stage showcased hip-hop’s lasting influence and importance in the music industry.
Ye For President
Another rapper who previously announced a presidential run is Kanye West. The “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” rapper made headlines in 2020 when he entered the race for the presidency. However, his campaign faced internal difficulties, with his treasurer, Patrick Krason, resigning due to issues working with campaign manager Milo Yiannopoulos.
Originally Written By: Chris Samuel