Rapper DMC has left veteran hip-hop crew Run Dmc following the death of bandmate Jam Master Jay last year (02).

The rapper - whose real name is DARRYL MCDANIELS - has recorded his debut solo album, Checks, THUGS AND ROCK 'N' ROLL which he says is influenced by seventies rock.

He says, "I've been listening to stuff by Pink Floyd and the ROLLING STONES. I'm older now. I want to be the Bruce Springsteen, Roy Orbison of rap."

08/09/2003 13:38