The near-death experience of hip-hop legends Run-DMC adds a new dimension to the tragic story of Tupac Shakur’s passing.
In a recent interview on the popular podcast “Drink Champs,” Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC revealed a chilling fact: he and his groupmates were only minutes away from being caught in the crossfire of the drive-by shooting that took Tupac’s life.
DMC explained that they were booked to perform at Club 662, the same venue where Tupac and Suge Knight were headed on the night of the shooting. Knight had even offered to pick them up and drive them to the club together, with the backseat of the car remaining unoccupied.
However, a twist of fate intervened. Jam Master Jay, known for his meticulous fashion sense, couldn’t choose an outfit, prompting them to decide to travel separately and meet Pac and Knight at the club instead.
This seemingly insignificant delay proved to be life-saving. By the time DMC and his crew arrived at Club 662, the mood had shifted dramatically. The afterparty was canceled, and they were paid off without performing.
DMC recalled the surreal scene, with MC Hammer, producer Mel Man, and others present but visibly shaken. It wasn’t until the next morning that he saw the news about Tupac’s shooting and pieced together the tragic events of the night before.
This revelation offers a glimpse into the randomness and fragility of life, particularly in the high-stakes world of hip-hop in the 90s. It also serves as a stark reminder of the lasting impact of Tupac’s death on the music industry and his fans worldwide.
- Run-DMC were originally scheduled to ride to the club with Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight on the night of the shooting.
- Jam Master Jay’s indecisiveness about his outfit inadvertently saved their lives.
- The group arrived at Club 662 to find the afterparty canceled and received payment without performing.
- DMC learned about Tupac’s shooting the next morning, highlighting the tragic sequence of events.
This close call adds another layer of intrigue to the unsolved mystery of Tupac’s murder and emphasizes the importance of cherishing each moment.