DMC Wants to Know Your Playlist
Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, founder of legends Run-D.M.C., wants to know your playlist of hip-hop favorites. He recently teamed-up again with Tekserve, a New York shop that specializes in Apple computers, to create a website with his top 10 hip-hop songs and he's asking fans to do the same. After fans submit their favorites, DMC will pick the winner, who will receive a limited-edition iPod engraved with the rapper's signature and a handwritten note.
"What's exciting about this contest for me is the opportunity to see what other people are playing and listening to," DMC wrote in a blog post on the Tekserve site. The campaign is a result of a new DMC single entitled 'I Got More Songs Than You Do,' which is not only a true statement, but an interesting concept where the rapper explores the iPod's role as the boombox of the 21st century.
"People think that all hip-hop ever created was a bunch of rappers and DJs," DMC wrote. "The culture this music created gave kids opportunities and possible alternatives; it created journalists and photographers, magazine editors and cinematographers, camera operators and sound engineers, directors, writers and producers, not to mention professors, artists, poets, and philosophers."