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DMC Wants the Commissioner to apologize for words about rap [Gossip]

DMC

By Jack Barnes

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and hip-hop icon Darryl “DMC” McDaniels says the New York police commissioner’s recent comments — where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert — is disrespectful and that the commissioner should apologize to rappers like Chuck D, Will Smith and Kendrick Lamar — performers whose songs do not promote violence and negative images.Police commissioner William Bratton’s comments came Thursday after four people were shot at a Manhattan concert hall where rapper T.I. was scheduled to perform on Wednesday night. Bratton blamed the shootings on “the crazy world of the so-called rap artists who are basically thugs that basically celebrate the violence that they live all their lives.”

McDaniels, one of the founding members of the pioneering rap group Run-DMC, said the shooting is not a “hip-hop problem” and that Bratton’s statement was unfair to rappers like LL Cool J, De La Soul, J. Cole and many others.

“He needs to apologize to all the rappers who have come from (the) streets but have never put out anything negative (and) disrespectful to break down … and destroy their community,” McDaniels, 51, told the Associated Press on Friday. Read More…..

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