Friday, December 25, 2015
Christmas in Hollis
Darryl McDaniels, part of Run-D.M.C., returned to Hollis, Queens during Christmas time with a gift for kids — and he said it was better than toys.
McDaniels said he's trying to push them to explore the creative side of their minds.
"Not everyone has to be a baller it's okay to play piano or study ballet," McDaniels said.
"That was my house over there. I use to hop the fence and come over hear to rap on the corner," McDainels said while he walked through the streets of Hollis, where the creativity all began for him.
The town now has a mural on a wall at 198th Street and Hollis Avenue dedicated to his musical achievements.
McDaniels, who's now a comic book creator, is making it his mission to mentor kids. He spent Tuesday at Queens Central Library with community kids and families. He had one important lesson for them — to read as much as you can and expand their skills to be competitive adults.