Reverend Run real name Joseph Ward Simmons was born on 14 November 1964, better known as Rave Run or DJ Run; He is an American rapper, producer, DJ and television personality.
Simmons is one of the founding members of the influential hip hop group Run-DMC, he is also a practicing minister known as Reverend Run. He gained new popularity in 2005 with his MTV reality show Run House.
Simmons was born on November 14, 1964, in Hollis, Queens, New York, and is the younger brother of artists Danny Simmons and Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam Records.
Before the run-DMC Simmons was the lead singer in a hip-hop group called “The Force”. He organized Run-DMC as a lead singer and friend of Darryl “DMC”.
Run began using the stage name of “Rave”. Run”, he was chosen as a Pentecostal minister by Simmons’ religious mentor E. Bernard Jordan. Jordan also named him the “Protege of the Year Award”. ” as a gift from Reverend Run. His first work as Rev Run was in September 2005 by UK pop band Liberty X in the single titled “Song 4 Lovers”.
Rave Run emerged on the MTV series Run House, a reality show featuring her ups and downs in her normal life with her family from 2005 to 2009. In 2007, he arrived with his son Diggy Simmons on My Super Sweet 16 to attend Diddy’s 16th birthday party. Son, Quincy. Simmons has also produced three other cable chains; two premieres in 2014; Rave Run’s Renovations airs on both the DIY Network and HGTV, and Rave Run’s Sunday Suppers for Cooking Channel, Other Rave Run Around the World, premiered in 2016.
He married Valerie Vaughan in 1983. They have three children named Vanessa Simmons, Angela Simmons and Joseph “JoJo” Ward Simmons, Jr. After the divorce, she married Justin Jones on June 25, 1994. With him, they had three more children. The names are Daniel “Diggy” Simmons III, Russell “Russie” Simmons II and Victoria Anne Simmons.
In 2017, Simmons switched to vegetarianism because God had advised her to do so.
His net worth is around 60 million dollars.
He is brown in complexion with a height of 5 feet 7 inches and a weight of 75 kg.