Checks Thugs and Rock n Roll

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

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.

Track listing[edit]

  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.