How the WrestleMania Rap came together.
Darryl McDaniels (better known as DMC of Run DMC) got a chance to live a dream at WrestleMania V when Run DMC performed the WrestleMania Rap. Speaking to Sportskeeda, McDaniels discussed how the deal came together.
"That wasn't a Run-DMC plan. At the time, my road manager knew I was a huge, huge Hulk Hogan fan. So when WrestleMania V came to Atlantic City, he came to my house early one morning -- I got home at 3 in the morning, he was at my house at 5 in the morning. 'I've got a surprise for you, hop in.' He drove me to Atlantic City, Wrestlemania V. So that happened as a birthday gift to DMC," recalled Darryl. "Jay and Run knew nothing about what was going on. They came and just performed with me because my manager told the WWF that DMC was a big Hulk Hogan fan and he wanted to come. They were saying, 'Run DMC, they're gonna come? Can they do us a favor? Can they record something to perform at Wrestlemania V?' So that's how that whole performance came about. A lot of the off the grid things that happened with Run-DMC happened because I'm a comic book geek and nerd and I like wrestling."
Darryl continued, revealing that he remains a wrestling fan to this day.
"It started before Hulk Hogan... Remember when they used to sell the wrestling magazines? I started with Bruno Sammartino and Ivan Koloff and "Superstar" Billy Graham. I moved into "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Randy Orton -- all of that. I'm just a big kid that was affected by 70's rock radio and comic books. I'm just a product of pop culture. As you speak to me, I am the Addams Family, The Munsters, Fred Flintstone and The Brady Bunch," he said.
Along with performing at WrestleMania V, Run DMC chipped in on the WWF Aggression album in 2000, performing "The Kings & Rebels? (2000)" for D-Generation X.