Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run DMC fame will be hosting and producting a reality rap show, “The Kings of Rap” which is in production now. The twist to this contest show is that the contestants must create music and write lyrics safe enough for a kid to listen to.
No songs that that glorify violence, use profanity or degrade women will be allowed on the show.
DMC says, “There are so many talented kids out there who don’t get heard or don’t get signed because they’re not controversial enough, or they’re too positive. That amazes me. The spirit of hip hop was always about changing the world or yourself, not with a gun or with denigrating or offensive words, but by being effective with your mind. This is a time when everyone is talking about change, and we as a country have the opportunity to make a difference.” The show will began filming in New York and then the producers will shop it around several TV networks.