Rapper DMC has left veteran hip-hop crew Run Dmc following the death of
bandmate Jam Master Jay last year (02).
The rapper - whose real name is DARRYL MCDANIELS - has recorded his debut
solo album, Checks, THUGS AND ROCK 'N' ROLL which he says is influenced by
He says, "I've been listening to stuff by Pink Floyd and the ROLLING
STONES. I'm older now. I want to be the Bruce Springsteen, Roy Orbison of rap."