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Darryl "DMC" McDaniels

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, born on May 31, 1964, is a hip-hop icon whose impact on the music industry is immeasurable. As a founding member of the legendary group Run-DMC, McDaniels played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of hip-hop during the 1980s. Born in Harlem, New York, he, along with Joseph “Run” Simmons and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, created a revolutionary sound that fused rap with rock, achieving mainstream success and breaking down barriers.


Beyond his contributions to music, DMC is a vocal advocate for mental health awareness. Having faced personal struggles, he openly shares his experiences and encourages discussions on mental well-being. His autobiography, “Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide,” delves into his journey and the transformative power of creativity.


A true pioneer, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels continues to inspire generations with his music, resilience, and commitment to social issues.





Our booking team has successfully helped clients around the globe secure talent like Darryl “DMC” McDaniels for corporate events, speaking engagements, personal appearances and product endorsements for over 20 years. We take the time to listen and understand the needs of corporations and organizations looking to hire entertainers, musicians, speakers and other creative talent. Fill out a booking request form for Darryl “DMC” McDaniels to discuss your event. One of our team members will be happy to provide pricing guidance and availability for Darryl “DMC” McDaniels or any other talent you may be interested in.



Booking fees for Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, or any other artist, singer, or celebrity, are calculated based on a many different factors and can change at any time. Talent prices often vary in accordance with the nature of the event, talent’s current work schedule, the physical location of the event and performance length. The talent fees stated on this site are designed to serve as a guideline only. In some instances, the quote you receive may vary slightly from the given range. To receive the most current and up-to-date fee to book Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, please fill out our talent request form to speak with one of our experienced booking agents.



Anthem Talent Agency has successfully secured celebrity talent like Darryl “DMC” McDaniels for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. Being a full service talent booking agency, we have access to every celebrity, performer, speaker, or artist on the planet. Our experienced booking agents are happy to submit a formal offer on your behalf to the talent of your choice, lending you the benefit of our stellar reputation and long-established relationships in the entertainment industry. Tell us more about your event here, and one of our experienced agents will help you to hire Darryl “DMC” McDaniels or another celebrity of your choice for your upcoming event.



Anthem Talent Agency, acts as a “buyers agent” in the artist booking process. Why work with us? We exclusively represent corporations, event & conference planners, and private institutions, who are seeking to secure world-class performers, speakers, musicians, comedians, artists, magicians or celebrities for corporate events, private performances, appearances, speaking engagements & keynote lectures, commercials, or product endorsements & sponsorship opportunities. We have access to virtually all categories of talent.  Anthem does not claim to exclusively represent Darryl “DMC” McDaniels nor claim to be the exclusive agency for Darryl “DMC” McDaniels or any other talent listed on this site. For more information on how we work please visit our about us page. For the most recent updates please visit our blog. Still have questions? Please view our FAQ