Darryl “DMC” McDaniels says “all that Run DMC King of Rock stuff was just a set up to get me where I’m supposed to be…. helping youth.” As you will see in this clips clearly he has amazing skills and passion for doing both. Check out DMC dropping rhymes, knowledge and inspiration as he discusses his experience being a hip hop legend, finding out he was adopted, therapy, education, art and and much more.

Hi speech was part of the 2016 Foster Youth Shadow Day on May 25, 2016. The event was a culmination of this year’s Foster Care Awareness Month and hosted by Congress Woman Karen Bass and the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, Casey Family Programs, National Foster Youth Institute, Foster Club, Foster Care Alumni of America and Foster Youth In Action and provided over 100 foster youth from around the country the opportunity to visit Washington DC and shadow their US congress member.

Students Pose for a Photo with Rapper DMC for Shadow Day in Washington DC