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*Rap veteran DMC is preparing to release a heavy metal-inspired record that he’s calling Run-DMC’s 1985 album “King of Rock” – “on steroids.”

DMC, whose real name is Darryl McDaniel, said his forthcoming solo project will take inspirations from the likes of Korn and Limp Bizkit.

“It’s going to be fun, and I worked with the best producers and musicians in the business,” he told “The majority of the music is all live music instruments. The reason why I say ‘King of Rock’ on steroids was because you had beats and guitars being played.

“This album is completely live. I think what I’m trying to do with this album, if you look at rockers Korn, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Kid Rock said ‘Run-DMC and Aerosmith had a baby and I popped out.’ ”

But the 47-year-old rapper said the record’s heavier sound is nothing new because Run-DMC “was never just an urban rap group” and he is revisiting previous styles with his forthcoming solo project.

“We’re known for creating it but even when we were on Arista Records, those A&R people and the radio and all that stuff, they kept us urban but Run-DMC was never just an urban rap group. We were universal. We were rock and rap. So this record is saying, ‘OK, you say we created this now this is how we did it.’”

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