(AllHipHop News) Rap icon Darryl "DMC" McDaniels has been named the Creative Director of the 2012 Garden of Dreams Talent Show at Radio City Music Hall.
The event is produced by The Garden of Dreams Foundation, which works with Madison Square Garden, The Knicks, The Liberty, The Rangers and other companies, to present opportunities to at risk youth.
DMC has been involved with The Garden of Dreams Foundation for over two years in various capacities, mainly acting as a role model for children associated with the non-profit organization.
In August 2011, DMC was named to the The Garden of Dreams Foundation's Board of Directors, due to his efforts.
In his new role as Creative Director of the talent show, DMC will work closely with the children on their performances, and assist in shaping the overall run of the show.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the Garden of Dreams Talent Show again this year, and to play an even bigger role working with the children on their performances and shaping the show,” DMC told AllHipHop.com. “For them to be able to come and perform at Radio City Music Hall, when I had to wait almost half of a lifetime to do it, is a beautiful thing to see and a blessing to be a part of.”
According to Kristine Burton, Garden of Dreams Vice President of Community Relations, DMC brings enthusiasm and most importantly - experience - to the talent show.
“As a pioneer of Hip-Hop, Darryl spent years performing on stages around the world," Burton said. "He is an incredible mentor to the children while working to bring out the best in their performances. We gain so much from our collaboration with him, particularly on the talent show, which is one of the most important events we do throughout the year.”
The Garden of Dreams Talent Show will be held on Thursday, April 5 at 7pm at Radio City Music Hall.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information visit: www.GardenofDreamsFoundation.orge