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King of Rock: Respect, Responsibility, and My Life with Run DMC

Posted Mar 31 2006

Like msot artist's autobiographies, D doesn't delve the really juicy details about what happened behind the scenes in his music career, yet this is still an insightful read.

Like most artists’ autobiographies, D doesn’t delve the really juicy details about what happened behind the scenes in his music career, yet this is still an insightful read. As one third of the ground-breaking group Run-DMC, D’s experience and perspective is invaluable to the younger generations as he talks about dealing with the temptations brought on by fame and the struggles to maintain a successful career. Although he does address conflicts he’s had with other stars, including former band mate Run, D spends most of his time talking about his own ups and downs. He doesn’t sugar coat his own past but is adamant about his desire to be a positive role model. As D gives his views on everything from violent lyrics to organized religion, to current artists such as Limp Bizkit, even non-hip-hop fans will get something out of this quick read.

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