Checks Thugs and Rock n Roll

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Checks Thugs and Rock n Roll (usually reinterpreted Checks, Thugs, and Rock 'n' Roll) is the first solo album from Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels. He was inspired to put out this album when, at age 35, he found out he was adopted.

Checks, Thugs, and Rock N Roll
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 14, 2006
  • RomenMpire
  • WEA (US)
ProducerDMC, Romeo Antonio, Kid Rock, Shatek King
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Watchtower" feat. Elliot Easton Romeo Antonio and Josh Todd (Bob Dylan) 3:54
  2. "Freaky Chick" (Romeo Antonio/McDaniels) 3:48
  3. "Just Like Me" feat. Sarah McLachlan (Harry Chapin, McDaniels) Romeo Antonio 4:52
  4. "Lovey Dovey" feat. Doug E. Fresh (Davis, Lyle, McDaniels, Russell, Stanton) 4:56
  5. "Find My Way" feat. Kid Rock (McDaniels, Ritchie) 4:58
  6. "Machine Gun" feat. Tal B. and Gary Dourdan Romeo Antonio (Antonio, Dourdan, McDaniels) 4:52
  7. "Cold" feat. Ms. Jade and Sonny Black (Sheer) 4:12
  8. "What's Wrong" feat. Napoleon (of Outlawz) and Kiara (Beale, Dimant, McDaniels) 3:45
  9. "Cadillac Cars" (Dylan) 4:39
  10. "Only God Knows" (Dimant, McDaniels, Otto) 4:18
  11. "Come 2gether" feat. Rev. Run (McDaniels) 4:14
  12. "Sucka Sucka" (McDaniels, Antonio, Mize) 4:19
  13. "Goodbye" feat. Lil Mizzo (Beale, Cheshire, Gibbs, Antonio, Miller) 4:56


  • Executive Producers: Romeo Antonio, DMC, Keith Garde
  • Producers: Romeo Antonio, DMC, Kid Rock, Shatek King
  • Engineer: Romeo Antonio, Jam Master Jay
  • Mixing: Romeo Antonio, Jean-Marie Horvat, Paul McKenna, Ron Saint Germain, Ashwin Sood
  • Mastering: Nancy Matter



  • DMC: Checks Thugs and Rock N Roll CD Liner Notes. 2006 WEA/RomenMPire.