Darryl "DMC" McDaniels also recalls how hearing a Public Enemy demo made him change "Raising Hell."
It seems like more recently Hip Hop music's gatekeepers are weighing in on the craft they helped advance. Some are in support of how the culture has progressed. Others, like DMC, are a little hesitant in calling the situation now "all good."
"It's all gone," he says during the interview. "It is all but gone, we get respect but we are not allowed to participate and that is the disrespect or the disconnect. When you remove the building blocks and the foundation everything stops growing it become stagnant and monogamous."
"Hank Shocklee and Chuck D chased us to the airport and said take this with y'all and I put the tape in the box and I went back and ripped up all my rhymes," he said. "That's why I was so dope on 'Raising Hell.'"
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Source: Hip Hop DX