NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The much revered and respected, multi-platinum recording artist Darryl "DMC" McDaniels has released a "double sided" single, "Attention Please!" / "Rock Solid" from his upcoming album entitled Rock Solid . The song "Attention Please!" features Pauley Perrette , rock singer and star of the TV show NCIS - recently voted the #1 most popular star on primetime television. Produced by Mike 13, "Attention Please" showcases DMC's iconic powerhouse rap interspersed with Perrette's smoky vocal hooks. The song tells viewers to "do something please" – an action packed explosion of Hip Hop and Rock positivity and passionate testament to the many nonprofit causes that both McDaniels and Perrette hold close to their hearts, including advocating for the rights of children in foster care and promoting adoption.
McDaniels and Perrette met last year and immediately bonded. "Working with Pauley P," says McDaniels, "is like working with Joan Jett
, Janis Joplin
, Sarah McLachlan
and Sheryl Crow
with a splash of John Lennon
!" Adds Perrette, "As a longtime fan of the legend DMC, it was outstanding to collaborate on such a hot song with such an amazing guy that I am now very proud to call a friend."
The flip side of the single is "Rock Solid" – a high energy rock/rap track produced by Jared Lee Gosselin
(India.Arie, Matt Sorum
, Floetry, Macy Gray
) who DMC calls "a Rock n' Roll God with production and song arrangement skills out of this world!" The two met when they collaborated on a cover of Frank Zappa
's "Willie the Pimp" in honor of Zappa's birthday last year. Both new tracks have corresponding videos out this week. "Rock Solid" directed by DMC http://youtu.be/wiDIQQ4sopM
, and "Attention Please" directed by Bryan Olinger http://youtu.be/r5DtnTqdhZw
DMC is a 2009 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
and has sold over 25 million records worldwide. He has won several awards for his philanthropic efforts including the coveted Children's Rights Award
. McDaniel's VH1 documented story of his search for his birth mother, entitled DMC: My Adoption Journey
won an Emmy Award in 2007.
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