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East London’s Hang-Up Gallery are honoured to be exclusively launching the new collection of works by Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels from Hip-Hop's most notorious band, Run-DMC. The Art of DMC is the icon’s inaugural London exhibition and will host the new and unseen collection of ‘Darryl Makes Comics (DMC)’ Fine Art, a body of signed limited edition prints borne out of his love and deep passion for comics. Darryl McDaniels is best known as the co-founding member of 'Run DMC'. One of the major pioneers of hip-hop culture and arguably THE hottest rap act of the 1980s and 1990s, they are still loved today by millions around the world. Comics and their superhero characters have always played a huge part in DMC’s life. In fact, many of the stories and speeches made by his favourite comic characters are the inspiration for his lyrics later created for Run DMC. “I was a nervous little nerdy kid," DMC says. "I didn't want to get up in front of y'all and rhyme but then what gave me confidence out there on stage was pretending that I was the Hulk on the microphone.” The Art of DMC will run from 11 - 25 June 2017 with the official launch opening on Sat 10 June from 4-10pm. DMC will be at Hang-Up Gallery fresh from headlining the Isle of Wight Festival to sign prints and perform an intimate live set in the gallery bunker.

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It’s 1985 in New York City. Drugs and crime rule the streets. Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC) dons his tracksuit and Adidas sneakers to defend the city’s marginalised citizens against super villain and super hero alike. DMC is a superhero for those who need one most...  Darryl Makes Comics (DMC) is an independent comic book imprint created by Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC), collaborator and Editor-in-Chief Edgardo Miranda- Rodriguez, and music executive Riggs Morales. Darryl Makes Comics is dedicated to the idea that every walk of life has heroes and stories worth telling. Comics and their superhero characters have always played a huge part in DMC’s life. In fact, many of the stories and speeches made by his favourite comic characters are the inspiration for his lyrics later created for Run DMC.        

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The Art Of DMC

11 Jun – 25 Jun 2017

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