If you would’ve told me that one day my childhood icon living legend @ from the legendary RunDMC, would one day speak to my first born son, who is a senior in high school, I would’ve told you that you were buggin! Now imagine my husband’s sentiment! He started dj’n months before came out! When our son told us that he gave a motivational speech, spoke with him personally, took a picture with him & got his autograph, we were floored. This was truly priceless. I appreciate that so much!!! It’s imperative that I reflect on what Darryl does & try to articulate how priceless it truly is. Giving back to these kids is a beautiful thing! Stressing the importance of education, making great life choices and doing the right thing sounds corny to most. People see the heights of fame he’s reached, the countries he’s visited and the stages he’s graced. They don’t know that he was a smart, nerdy kid into comic books. They see the instant fame that people have today and they want in. My son took so much away from this visit and I’m thankful beyond words. I think it made him feel more confident in himself. Everyone has their own journey and we mustn’t drop them off of a conveyor belt into a box. It’s okay to be exactly who you are. Thanks Darryl McDaniels / DMC/ Devastating Mic Control, for not only reaching my son, but making my hubby & my day! My husband spent his life growing up in Plainfield, NJ spinning your records, doing parties & still has his vinyl today. He’s shown his kids how to DJ & they all have a love for music. I can only hope that the other children, staff and parents felt blessed by his appearance. Both brothers love him, on dj too! I remember how my oldest brother felt when came out. We were all geeked but to see his two worlds collide was bananas! He’s a self taught guitarist who’s influence was from this era and rock. He got to meet the crew in 99 & was devastated a couple of years later when JMJ was murdered. I shared the picture with him, he immediately knew it was Darryl!