Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

How to Find the Superhero Within

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is one of the most iconic hip-hop artists of all time. One-third of the legendary trio Run DMC, he played a pivotal role in thrusting hip-hop into the mainstream and changing the course of popular music forever. Despite selling over 30 million albums and blazing a trail for future rap groups, DMC found himself late in his career sinking into a deep depression. Faced with the reality that he was literally losing his voice, he fell into a downward spiral of drinking and contemplating suicide.It was music and comics that gave him a new purpose. Join him on his journey of self-discovery in this soul-stirring episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.


1. “Our lives are about feeling good, not about just who
we are [but] about feeling good about everything that’s supposed to feel right.” [12:58]
2. “When you feel good, everything comes to you.” [15:14]
3. “There is no such thing as rejection, there’s only projection.” [30:30]
4.“You gotta find the thing that makes you feel good and just continually, nonstop, without a
paycheck [keep] doing that.” [30:59]
5. “Everybody is running around trying to be everything else first instead of being who they are first.” [33:53]
6. “You have a superpower [but] you’re so busy overlooking it.” [37:21]
7. “Whatever’s inside of you, good or bad, will manifest itself physically.” [43:55]
8. “Your voice is not how you sound or speak. Your vibration is who you are.” [44:49]
9. “Your situation doesn’t define who you are. YOU define who you are.” [53:31]



DMC explains why he believes music is a thing to be shared and enjoyed not rewarded. [4:13]

DMC opens up about his battle with depression and the moment that changed his life. [6:00]

DMC talks about mental health and feeling good in every area of your life. [13:06]

DMC walks through his childhood and how comic books shaped his reality.[15:35]

Tom and DMC go deep on the intersection of comics and hip-hop. [19:47]

DMC goes in on the power of make-believe and how comics shaped his identity. [26:21]

DMC shares his narrative about rejection and finding your real voice. [30:21]

Tom and DMC talk about what gave him confidence and how to discover who you are. [34:50]

DMC explains what he hopes the world will take away from his comic book series. [38:41]

DMC recalls literally losing his voice and then reclaiming his voice through DMC comics. [43:01]

DMC shares how he leveraged the things he didn’t want to do into opportunities. [46:09]

DMC defines the impact that he wants to have on the world. [53:25]



Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide: A Memoir- http://amzn.to/2m3YPUt



Felix Organization –http://bit.ly/2znN26q

Comic-Con –http://bit.ly/2qWKqKS [22:24]



Rapper’s Delight –http://bit.ly/1lFfINy [23:39]



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