Rev Run

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Like we said before, we rock hardcore. I'm DJ Run, I can scratch. I'm DMC, I can draw.
Rev Run

Joseph Ward Simmons better known by the stage name Rev. Run or DJ Run, is one of the founding members of the influential hip hop group Run–D.M.C.. He is also a practicing minister, known as Reverend Run. Simmons was born in Hollis, Queens, New York. He is the brother of Daniel “Danny” Simmons, Jr. and Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam Records.

He found new popularity in 2005 with his family’s MTV reality show Run’s House.



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Distortion is the first solo album from Rev. Run formerly of Run–D.M.C. It was originally scheduled to be released in 2003, but was delayed until 2005. “Mind on the Road” peaked at 98 on the Pop 100. The album debuted at 78 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart.

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Def Jam 30

Since 1984: Oct. 2018, 2005, Rev Run releases first solo album on RSMG/Def Jam

On this day in Def Jam History, Oct. 18, 2005 Rev Run released his first solo album “Distortion” on RSMG/Def Jam Recordings. For more nostalgic posts like this, check out

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