Hip Hop Legend DMC Releases Pop Single

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It’s not everyday that a young musician gets to wake up and film a music video with an established, highly influential artist who has sold millions of albums worldwide. This isn’t the case for Rooky, an emerging pop artist from New York City, who has now collaborated with living legend DMC of “Run-DMC” on a song titled “Live Forever,” the first and only dance pop track in DMC’s career.

Rooky was heavily influenced by the work of Prince, and got his start as a front man and guitarist in local rock bands before jumping into emceeing private parties at larger than life venues like Yankee Stadium and the Park Avenue Armory. In just a short amount of time, Rooky has also worked with billboard topping artists such as Justin Timberlake, Macklemore, Austin Mahone, Flo Rida, and Mac Miller.

Darryl McDaniels, known in the music industry as “DMC,” was one of the two original members in the legendary hip hop group Run-DMC. Having achieved worldwide success during the 80’s into the 90’s, DMC has released six albums with Run-DMC, as well as two solo albums on his own. After hearing about “Live Forever,” DMC immediately headed to the studio to make things happen.

“I am extremely excited to show the world what we’ve created here, and I couldn’t be more thankful for how everything came out,” said Rooky. “It was a blast to work with such extraordinarily talented people, especially a living legend like DMC.”

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