Most of the foster kids at an upstate camp weren’t even alive when its co-founder rose to fame as a rap pioneer.
They just know the Queens native as the guy who creates a safe place for them during the summer to talk about the difficulties they face in the child welfare system.
“These kids say, ‘I am just a foster kid. I have nothing going for me other than just being miserable,’” said Darryl (DMC) McDaniels, who co-founded Camp Felix. “I tell them, ‘You are wrong. Your situation doesn’t define who you are.’”