D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) showed his love of hip-hop today when Darryl McDaniels, better known as DMC of legendary Run-DMC, helped the city launch its month-long campaign to increase foster homes.
DMC are McDaniels’s initials, but Fenty said, “I thought it stood for devastating mic control,” referring to the lyrics of “King of Rock.”
That led to a brief, impromptu rap by McDaniels with Fenty chiming in.
Fenty said he remembered seeing a concert at the 9:30 Club. McDaniels said that had to be 1986. “I was in high school,” Fenty said after the press conference at the the Post Permanency Family Center in Northeast, a support center for foster and adoptive families.
On a serious note, McDaniels, 44, said he learned he was adopted nearly a decade ago, giving him a a larger purpose than being a celebrity. His story became an award-winning documentary, and he now dedicates his life to helping and inspiring foster and adopted children.