Thursday, August 08, 2013

DMC: It was better in the past, you know

You know when Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels reckons music was at its best? Yes, funnily enough, it was when Run DMC were at their height:

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''Hip hop was always about the relationship to the listener, regardless of where you come from, where you live, how old you are. People say, 'Man, I can play these old school records right now. De La Soul, Run-DMC, LL Cool J, it blows away all this new stuff.'
In related news: you could go to the cinema and have a meal out after with change from a quarter; school exams were harder; that over there was all fields; front doors were routinely left open.

So, tell us, Darryl - what made hip hop so much better back then?
''Because what we did is we never let the feeling of what we represented be diluted by the commercialisation of the culture.''
That's true. There was none of this grubby obsession with brand names and stuff back when Run DMC were in charge, right?