Rev Run is not a strange name to anyone who was born in the 60s. Rev Run is a renowned rapper, producer, and a Deejay. He is talented and highly skilled in what he does. He is an influential artist who has inspired a lot of people over the years. Many artists have learned a lot from him as a musician and a producer. Also as a Deejay, he is one of the best we have in the world, and he is also one of the top paid Deejays we have. As a man of character, skill, and talent, he also has a career as a minister; he is a practicing minister and famously known as Reverend Run.
Rev Run Early life
Born as Joseph Ward Simmons, Rev Run was born in the year 1964 in November. He was born in New York and has two brothers; Danny Simmons who is also an artist and Russell Simmons who is the co-founder of a record company called Def Jam Records.
In his younger years, Rev Run was part of a group called The Force. It was a hip hop group that gained a lot of popularity over the years. He was the lead vocalist of the group, and his talent could not be denied. He worked alongside Darryl McDaniels and DJ Jason Mizell who is no more. In 1981, they formed the D.M.C Group and together they made a golden album and also got nominated for a Grammy’s Award.
The name Rev Run picked up after he was ordained as a minister in a Pentecostal church. He was ordained by E. Bernard Jordan who was his mentor. He gifted Jordan with a Phantom Rolls Royce for his support and mentorship.
After being an ordained minister, he featured in a hit single called Song 4 Lovers that was released by Liberty X which was a pop band based in The United Kingdom. The song was a hit, and it topped the charts. After this, he also released his first album called Distortion. His single called Mind on the Road was featured in a video game.
Rev Run also featured in a show for Rap Stars in 2002. However, his stay in the show was short, and he was voted off during the third round. The show was called The Weakest Link. From 2005 to 2009, he featured in a reality show series called The Run’s House. Rev Run also created cable series called Rev Run’s Renovation and Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers. The former was aired on DIY Network and HGTV while the latter was aired on a cooking channel.
Other than music, Rev Run has also published a book with the help of Gotham Press. The book was called Take Back Your Family: A Challenge to America’s Parents. His wife was a co-author as well as Chrisifer Morrow.
Rev Run’s net worth in 2017
Rev Run has a great career going on as a rapper, minister, and also producer. As a founding member of the famous hip hop group called Run-D.M.C, he has done well to make a name for himself and build his brand. For this reason, he attracts a net worth of around $80 million US dollars as of 2017.
The bigger share of Rev Run’s net worth is from his musical career. He is talented, and his talents pay him well. There are values that we can all learn from this man. He has character and strong, relatable values that we can all use. He has had great successes, and we wish him more.