Those looking for an official Run-DMC comeback may be in for some heartache. Members Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Reverend Joseph “Run” Simmons have been hyping up fans for a possible reunion with their recent performances but Darryl says it won’t happen without the late DJ Jam Master J.
“We’re not back together as a group,” DMC told Access Atlanta. “We just have some good offers to do some shows.”
However, it doesn’t mean Darryl and Rev Run won’t ever rock a mic. “We’re going to stick to doing big shows,” said DMC, who spends his time off-stage promoting the JMJ foundation, a program created by Jay’s wife designed to keep music programs in schools. “We’re not doing an album, no world tour. We can’t really be Run without Jay, but we can show up for certain shows.”
DMC also commented on the current state of hip-hop and said that today’s rappers haven’t learned from the mistakes of those before them, offering the death of Tupac Shakur as an example.
“I got three things going for me: I ain’t dead, I didn’t get shot and I’m not in jail,” said DMC. “The problem is this, we don’t learn from the lessons that have been put forth to us from the generations preceding. We are not being responsible, and the people who want to be responsible are afraid because they don’t get no support. When Tupac got shot, we mourned and two weeks later we went back to the same nonsense and it goes on and on.
Read the full interview here.
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