You can call him Daryl Mac: … or you can call him DMC.
McDaniels, who like his partners is 36 and married with children, said he was frustrated that he wasn’t allowed to showcase his personal and musical evolution on the album, released this week. For example, instead of boasting about his rap skills, he’d rather talk about his life as a parent. And he’d rather rap to music that sounds like Bob Dylan than DMX.
Right now I’m in a more mellow mode,” he said. “And wherever you are at in life, especially if you are a musician or an artist, those things must be reflected in the music, and some of the things I wanted to say on the album, it was like, ‘D., you can’t say that.”’