Founding Member, Run-DMC
Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons is one of the most iconic figures in music. The front man of the seminal hip - hop group RUN DMC, Rev Run is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and has sold tens of millions of records around the world and is widely credited for ushering rap music into mainstream culture. Most recently, RUN DMC’s seminal album ‘Raising Hell’ was added to Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry – making it the 6th hip hop record in history to be accepted for this honor.
Together, Rev Run and his wife Justine Simmons celebrate Netflix, Amblin and ABC Studios, bringing a new series to their fans, “All About the Washingtons” starring Rev Run, Justine Simmons and their four children. In 2005, Rev Run found a new audience and reality stardom with his popular series MTV’s Run’s House, HGTV’s Rev Run’s Renovation, Cooking Channel’s Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers, Travel Channel’s Rev Runs Around the World and OWN’s It’s Not You, It’s Men, with Tyrese Gibson. As an author, Rev Run has written Take Back Your Family: A Challenge to America’s Parents and Words of Wisdom: Daily Affirmations of Faith from Run’s House to Yours, both published in 2008, as well as Manology, co - authored with Tyrese Gibson in 2012. Most recently Rev Run and Justine co-authored Old School Love which was released by Harper Collins.