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“I was a nerdy, straight-A student who went to Catholic school. I was considered a geek.”
Darryl ‘D.M.C.’ McDaniels, founder of the seminal Run-D.M.C., didn’t have the start in life that most would expect of an infamous MC. Now – with a second career in comic books and displaying his art at galleries – he’s putting this experience of a double life to good use, through his characters.
DMC, the debut title from his Darryl Makes Comics project, imagines an alternate universe that blends traditional comic book storytelling with the stylings of 1980s New York. Superhero DMC kicks ass in his tracksuit, adidas trainers and knuckle dusters, alongside other characters like Lak6: a fierce 13-year-old Puerto Rican, inspired by graffiti artist Lady Pink as well as Iris Morales, a member of the Young Lords activist group.
The city is a setting close to DMC’s heart, and was central to his love of comics as a child. Although DC’s Batman was the first book he bought at just 5 years old, it was Marvel Comics that really resonated with him growing up, as Stan Lee had his characters running around real-life New York City, rather than DC’s fictional cities like Gotham or Metropolis. “Spider-Man’s from Queens – I’m from Queens,” D.M.C. says. “When you open up those comic books you see the Lower East Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, downtown, uptown, Harlem… so it wasn’t like a fantasy, it was real to me.”
Captain America was his favorite book – “When I looked at him I didn’t see a white superhero, I just saw a great superhero with great stories” – and another was the Hulk. Darrly says he could relate to him, and his human form – the quiet, reserved Bruce Banner – and says that he too had a superhero side to contrast with his mild-mannered side. “Because of hip-hop I was able to transform into one of the most powerful people in the universe,” he says. “But the only reason I was able to do hip-hop is because I was pretending to be a super-powered MC, the greatest in the universe, that gave me the confidence.
“The initials of my name weren’t going to mean Darryl McDaniels, it was going to stand for ‘Devastating Mind Control,’ I was going to be the King of Rock, the Microphone Master – like all the people in comic books who had nicknames. Spider-Man was also Wall Crawler, Web Slinger, Spidey… so hip-hop took those comic book alter-ego personalities too. Method Man is also Meth and Methtical. Ghostface is also Tony Stark.”
The only reason I was able to do hip-hop is because I was pretending to be a super-powered MC.
D.M.C. says all the comic book clues are there in the tracks, you’ve just got to know what to listen out for. “All my raps would be in the make-believe world, just for me – I didn’t want y’all to hear it,” he smiles. “Like ‘Crash through walls / Come through floors / Bust through ceilings and knock down doors’ – rappers don’t do that, superheroes do.”
D.M.C. started drawing in first grade, going from stick figures to tracing paper, and by second grade he’d practiced so much he didn’t need to trace. He says there are parallels between the dedication, almost obsession, when it comes to getting good at drawing and getting good at rapping.
“Some people now just want to make a hip-hop album to make money, it’s entertainment now, it’s a commercial item,” he says. “Rather than a culture, a skill, an art form. It’s just ‘I’m gonna rap to get paid.’ But when you’re doing it because you just really want to do it, the more you do that the better you get at it. So the only really good rappers are the ones who actually want to do it, not make money.” He talks about how his 21-year-old son has literally never had to pay for music, and how this new throw-away approach, consuming single-after-single (as opposed to buying and listening to whole albums) has changed the value people put on music, and therefore changed the way people make it. “Songs are presented to you anymore either, it’s the artist. It’s the celebrity and status,” says D.M.C. “It lacks imagination. there’s no De La Soul, there’s no KRS-One or Public Enemy, there’s no socially-conscious radical fighters… it’s just a bunch of people participating in a show. It lacks balls innovation, universality.”
While he concedes that one of the exceptions to this is the latest Tribe record – “It’s brilliant, that should be in hot rotation” – D.M.C. says that hip-hop’s success has also been its downfall, becoming so popular that it’s now the mainstream: “We’ve been diluted and diluted, what hip-hop needs to do is take the legendary people – like Kool Moe Dee, like Kool Herc – and give them positions of power in Universal Records, in Warner Brothers, so this generation can do what they wanna do but these guys can say ‘How about doing a record like this?’”
For him, the best time in hip-hop was before “Rapper’s Delight” (another, far earlier, sign of rap becoming mainstream), artists like Afrika Bambaataa, The Treacherous Three, Funky 4+1 – “The ‘plus one’ was a female rapper who was better than 99% of the dudes out there today” – Cold Crush Brothers and Furious Five. “What they were doing out on the streets was phenomenal,” D.M.C. enthuses. “It was scientific, wise, creative, educated. These kids were 16, 17 years old talking politics, socially-aware stuff. Eventually someone young is going to come along and want to put that sound on a record.”
He says all those kids were also reading comic books, going to see Kung Fu movies – “You can really hear that with Wu-Tang, every kid in New York was into that” – doing graffiti, watching Star Trek, cartoons, and (weirdly) Monty Python and Benny Hill. “Pop culture was our thing, and then we put it into hip-hop.”
Pop culture was our thing, and then we put it into hip-hop.
NYC seems like the only place D.M.C. could have located his characters, and the 1980s are clearly just as important to him. “The ‘80s was the most powerful, artistic, literary, musical, visual time period on Earth,” he enthuses. “You had hip-hop AND punk rock, people forget that you had Debbie Harry on a punk record talking about a DJ called Flash. If you came to New York in the ‘80s you’d see Lou Reed, the Ramones, the Beastie Boys, Afrika Bombaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Melly Mell, Kool Moe Dee, Keith Haring, all in one place. And everybody was doing something artistic.”
The style and subcultures of the ’80s are most definitely there in the comic too: the lines of the graffiti, the B-boy and break-dancer clothes, and the team went to great lengths to keep it authentic. “Real graffiti writers – like Tats Cru – do all the graffiti in the books,” says D.M.C.  “If you’re into graffiti then you’re into comic books. On the New York trains in the ’80s graffiti writers would always add, say, a Spider-Man or a Mickey Mouse.” But while the style is there, the time period of the comic is ambiguous. D.M.C. says although it looks and feels like the ’80s, it could also be the future. He likens his world to contemporary sci-fi films, with their post-apocalyptic landscapes, bleak crowded ghettos and even greater polarization between rich and poor. “Is it the ’80s? Because it could be the future,” he says. “That’s up to the reader to decide.”
And it’s thought that D.M.C. wants to inspire in his readers, especially the young. “I want people to be inspired to write, draw, pain, sculpt, write screenplays and novels,” he says. “Art’s the only thing that will free us – the arts succeed where politics and religion often fail. The army and dictators that take us over, the first thing they do is go to the museums and take all the paintings, like ISIS destroying all those sculptures. When a people get overthrown, their books get burned, the invaders kill all the playwrights and the journalists. If you crush art and crush creativity, you can control.
“Once we’re all able to create what we want to create, we’ll stop beefing. Albert Einstein said imagination is more important than knowledge – you can learn all the stuff you want but it’s pointless if you don’t have imagination.” And that’s a super power we’ve all got up our sleeves.
Art U Grew Up With Intl – the global publisher for the DMC Fine Art Programme – appointed Hang Up Gallery in east London as their UK partner, where the The Art of DMC — originally due to run until 25 June — has been extended by a week due to demand.

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The national flag is not just a logo, but a whole ideology. From the time when, under the banner of the army went into battle, much has changed, however, the representative function of the flag remained the same. The banners of States in a minimalist form, talk about the history and ideology of the country you represent. Often, many are not even aware of the meaning inherent in the flags. These ten examples reveal a secret message hidden in them.


  • China

    The red flag of China represents the Communist revolution. As for gold stars, large is a unified system of communism, while the four smaller ones of various social classes.


  • Botswana

    This flag has a black centre, two stripes are white and light blue stripes top and bottom. Black and white color associated with harmony, and the blue color shows the country’s dependence on water.


  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE)

    The flag of the UAE was created in 1971, the White color on it represents peace and honesty, black is designed to intimidate enemies, red is a symbol of courage and bravery, and the green represents hope and optimism.


  • Brazil

    All 27 stars on the Brazilian flag represent the States of the country and located in the same pattern as the stars in the night sky. The green colour represents forests, and yellow diamond pattern represents the gold reserves of the country.


  • India

    The colors of the Indian flag represent the religious diversity of India. Orange is associated with courage and is considered an important color for Hindus and Buddhists. White symbolizes purity, and green — faith and fertility. The circle in the centre is an ancient symbol of Ashok Chakra, also called the wheel of the Law.


  • Lebanon

    The Lebanese flag has two red strips at the top and the bottom, which symbolize the blood shed in the struggle for liberation. White color stands for peace and mountain snow, and the green cedar means immortality.


  • North Korea

    Red and star flag on the North Korean talk about the ideology of the state. White stripes on it represent purity, and the blue strips are a symbol of peace.


  • Australia

    When the flag of Australia was created in 1901, the Union Jack was added to show that the country was part of the British Empire. Blue background is a common theme of the flags of the colonial peoples. Seven pointed star represent the six States of Australia.


  • South Africa

    After the establishment of democracy in 1994, the decision was made to create a new flag that represents the diversity and unity of the country. The flag is a hybrid of the Union Jack with the colors of the African national Congress (yellow, green and black).


  • UK

    Union flag, also known as the Union Jack, is a hybrid of three flags — the cross of St. George of England, cross of St Andrew of Scotland and the cross of St. Patrick of Ireland.

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Modern society is only now beginning to accept the relationship between an older woman and a young guy. We are not talking about Alfonso, here plays a role very different: people are starting to understand and appreciate experienced, intelligent and accomplished women. In fact, to try such a relationship is every.


  • They know a lot about beauty

    Style comes with age. Naturally, to compete with the gentle firmness of the young body older women can’t, but they do not need it. They know what to do to look good.


  • Topics for conversation

    More likely, an older woman will be an excellent source. Knowledgeable, smart, understanding, about what it all about. Relations must be based on something more than just sex.


  • This experience

    At least from those relationships you will make a lot. In the future you will be able much easier and easier to communicate with girls, because just learn to understand them better.


  • She is confident

    Young girls are rarely genuinely self-confident. Growing up, the woman starts to feel better self — and in the company of a confident man to live much more interesting.


  • Emotional stability

    Emotions in adolescence overflowing. From hysteria before the explosion, universal love — let’s face it, in the long run, it is somewhat tiring. But in each new relationship the woman gets a lesson and learns it, becoming, in the end, perfectly balanced personality.


  • Intimate life

    According to medical reports, men are experiencing the peak of their sexual activity in 18-20 years. Women only come to the top at 35-40. This is common biology, and this means that the time spent in bed with a woman you’ll remember for a long time really.


  • Don’t play

    One of the best advantages of a relationship with an older woman — a complete lack of stupid games, it is peculiar to young persons. Im just tired of this hectic fun, and why, if they know what they want from a partner and from life.

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Despite the fact that it is difficult to imagine a more usual thing than kiss in most human cultures, facts about the process so far documented, trying to learn something new about one of the most enjoyable and seems to be the most useless classes. But is it so useless? At least kiss is one of the most memorable things in human life. According to statistics, people remember 90% of the parts of the first romantic kiss.


  • Immunity

    Netherlands Association of applied scientific research proved that 10-second kiss transfers from you to your partner to 80 million of various bacteria. This does not mean that you need to disinfect. This means that these microorganisms induces immunity to a larger number of diseases.


  • The health of the oral cavity

    Teeth do benefit from the abundance of kisses in your life. All because in the process produced much more saliva than usual. And saliva normalizes the acidity in the mouth, why falls the chance to earn tooth decay.


  • Nutrients for the brain

    Oxytocin and dopamine, which are abundantly produced in the process of kissing someone that is definitely worth to deal with them. But there are pitfalls – these substances cause you to become attached to the person you’re kissing.


  • More life

    A group of German doctors and psychologists, headed by Dr. Arthur Szabo found that men who every day kiss their girlfriends or wives, living on average five years longer than those who don’t. Strange, but in this study there was not a word about the women who also kiss their men. But, probably, they also benefit from the fact that their partners are less likely to get sick and later die.


  • Cholesterol and pressure

    These two unpleasant things to be able to decline only one kiss. This process expands blood vessels and reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Enough to promote diet and fitness, it’s time to start kissing promotion within the company a healthy lifestyle.


  • The way you kiss

    It’s a strange fact – but your idea of a kiss was formed before you were born. In particular, you may not consciously make the decision where to tilt your head while kissing to the right or left, the decision was made for you at the genetic level. It is formed on the ninth month of pregnancy, and in the next 6 months of a baby’s life is developing. By the way, two thirds of the pairs, tip the head to the right.


  • Kissing muscle

    During the kiss burned 26 calories per minute and because it uses 30 facial and 112 postural muscles. This exciting activity also helps to smooth out wrinkles in the neck and increase blood circulation at the skin that people called “glow”. That is, when you say “Yes you’re glowing”, remember, not kissed prior to this.

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What trouble can we wait in the pool. It turns out the most banal. Watch the video.

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The contents

  • Why children start using drugs?
  • Signs of a budding addict
  • What if the child began to use drugs?

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To live with someone is a difficult feat. Practically, this is the marriage and do not be fooled by the fact that you haven’t painted. High expectations, banal immaturity, disregard for the finances — and here is another boat of love is wrecked even in shallow water. Do not repeat these mistakes and will float much longer.


  • Do you need it?

    The first question you have to ask yourself. Be confident in the decision. Take the time to weigh the pros and cons. Why did you come? What you want to achieve, what to come? And most importantly — is it worth spend time on it? Try to be honest. At least with yourself.


  • Clean and tidy

    You probably don’t want to turn the girl into a maid, right? To maintain order should both partners, it is reasonable. Most efficient is to divide responsibilities right away — someone who hates to wash dishes, another allergic to dust, — logic.


  • Basic rules

    Install basic rules of living together. It seems trivial and useless? Believe me, later, this simple step will save both of you from the mass of disappointments.


  • Time partner

    Started living together often turns into a test. It seems that you spend most of your time in the company partner — in the end, the bed-then you have one. Theoretically all is true, but in practice this approach will probably cost relations. You started to meet to have fun — continue in the same spirit. Go on dates, invent joint activities and not be selfish.


  • Friends

    The first few months of your new home should be a meeting place of friends in common. Take the time to get a feel really — what it’s like to live with someone before you confuse the situation with new people.


  • The devil is in the details

    Be honest. The first couple of months, her habit of forgetting the wet towel on the bathroom floor may seem cute, then start to drive you crazy. Discuss habits that annoy you — compromise is always possible, but normal conversation is enough to prevent a serious quarrel.


  • Independence

    It is important to maintain independence. You — full personality: love and common home must not become the incubator for the cultivation of moral hybrid of two different people. Care the girl should not give up on fulfillment.


  • The money issue

    To meet and live together — two big differences. Cohabitation requires substantial expenses, often unplanned. To think about money materialistic? Return to the real world: do not think about the money — stupid. Agree on the division of costs on the Bank, take care of your nerves.


  • Learn to forgive

    You both have to make a lot of mistakes. Misunderstandings will turn into a snowball that will cause an avalanche of discontent — if not learn to forgive your partner in advance. In the end, no one is immune from mistakes and failures, so do not demand the impossible from it.


  • She’s not a Princess

    A serious relationship often ends at the stage of marriage. Spent several months with the Princess in the sweet aroma of tales? Wake up, Neo: here we have Princess snore and from time to time erect bodypositive in the cult. Choose who you be — single or realist.

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A cosmetologist is not just a profession but a lifestyle. The cosmetician — the person who gives people hope for change in life. That is what largely motivates people who are turning to aesthetic medicine.

The first thing the client sees of beauty is the look of a cosmetologist. They say that meet on clothes, and, hence, appearance is of great importance in choosing a doctor. On a subconscious level patients decide whether to trust the professional.

To the appearance of a beautician has several requirements:

  • accuracy;
  • cleanliness and neatness;
  • light colors of clothes;
  • fashionable design.

Choice of clothing is very important. Beautician clothing should be comfortable, elegant and fashionable. In addition, the quality of the fabric must be high, the specialist was easy to work.

An important role plays the color of the fabric. Psychologists recommend to opt for white color as it symbolizes purity and professionalism.

Dress code beautician – a style of elegant and refined women professional. She chooses not just simple clothes, and the model with a unique style details and finishes.

That is the clothing for professionals offers O. N. I. Collection. Clothes N. I. O. Collection is the perfect cosmetologists. It combines the unique charm, rigor, and sophistication. Models are made of natural fabrics. Fit perfect and comfortable for work.

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