In this Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC performs at Christmas in Brooklyn in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and hip-hop icon Darryl "DMC" McDaniels says the New York police commissioner's recent comments – where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert – are disrespectful and that the commissioner should apologize to rappers like Chuck D, Will Smith and Kendrick Lamar – performers whose songs do not promote violence and negative images.Police commissioner William Bratton's comments came Thursday after four people were shot at a Manhattan concert hall where rapper T.I. was scheduled to perform on Wednesday night. McDaniels, one of the founding members of the pioneering rap group Run-DMC, said the shooting is not a "hip-hop problem" and that Bratton's statement was unfair to rappers like LL Cool J, De La Soul, J. Cole and many others.
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