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DMC Gender: M
Darryl Matthew McDaniels (adopted name) Lovelace
born on 31 March 1964 at 15:31 (= 3:31 PM )
Place Manhattan, New York, 40n46, 73w59
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 11°09' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 23°28 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 08°38'

photo: Photographer JessicaPinney, portfolio, license cc-by-3.0


American rapper of Run DMC, a group that is given credit for bringing hip-hop music to mass audiences in the 1980s. The group was the first rap act to be on the top 10 and was the first featured on MTV music channel. The group had its first hit, "It's Like That," in 1983. in 1985 "Raising Hell" became the first rap album to go platinum. By 1990, the group had all but vanished from the music scene though they released another album in 2001. It did not stimulate a comeback, however,

On October 30, 2002 at about 7:30 PM local time, a member of the group was shot dead by a gunman in a Queens, NY recording studio, and another member was seriously wounded. The incident sent the rapper into deep depression which he tried to alleviate by writing his autobiography. That attempt sent him on a four-month search for his birth mother which was recorded, documentary-style and aired on February 25, 2006 on cable TV. His first ever solo album, "Checks Thugs and Rock ‘n Roll" was released on March 14. on being adopted, he said, "He says, "At first, I was gonna get really sad about it. But then I said, 'If my (birth) mother never gave me up, my mother would have never came and got me, I would have never moved to Hollis (Queens, New York), I would have never met JOE ('RUN' SIMMONS), we would have never formed Run-DMC and none of this rap s**t would have jumped off. I'm gonna write a record that's gonna help kids in the foster homes, or that are lookin' to adopt a kid."

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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1983 ("It's Like That", 1st recording)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1985 (First platinum album)

Source Notes

On Feb. 26, 2006, Nick Dagan Best wrote by e-mail:

"Last night VH1 broadcast a documentary called 'DMC: My Adoption Journey'. In it, the legendary rapper DMC of Run DMC, who only recently learned he was adopted, went on a search for his birth mother. In the program, he goes to the hall of records and gets his birth certificate, and a camera pan on the document clearly reveals a birth time of "3:31". Now, as for a.m. or p.m., I wasn't able to catch it during the broadcast, as the shot was too quick. However, the VH1 website has a short clip from the show that you can watch online, and thankfully the b.c. shot is included!

"The thing is, I'm still struggling a bit to determine whether the document gives "a.m." or "p.m.", even when I freeze-frame the shot.The reason being I think I'm seeing one of two things: either the "a.m." is scratched out to indicate "p.m." is the choice, OR, the "a.m." is underlined or circled to indicate it is the choice."

PT froze the shot and printed the copy and is 99% sure that the "AM" is x'd out to show a PM birth


  • Family : Childhood : Adopted
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (rapper)