Happy birthday to Wayne resident Darryl "D.M.C." Matthews McDaniels.
Rapper and producer D.M.C. was born May 31, 1964 and turns 53 on Wednesday.
McDaniels grew up in New York and attended Rice High School in Manhattan and later enrolled in St. John's University in Queens.
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five influenced his interest in going into hip hop music he taught himself to DJ.
He is considered one of the pioneers of hip hop culture and founding members of the hip hop group Run–D.M.C.
In 2014, McDaniels ventured into the comics industry with his own publishing imprint, Darryl Makes Comics.