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Hollis, Queens, New York
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Joseph Lloyd Simmons is one of the founding members of hip hop group Run-D.M.C.. He is known as DJ Run, Joey Simmons or Rev Run, which is a play on his religious title. Born in Hollis, Queens, New York, he is the younger brother of Def Jam Records founder Russell Simmons. He was a lead vocalist in Run-DMC with co-founder and friend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels. The group`s work is considered by many to be inventive and original, using numerous revolutionary styles, including the work of DJ Jam Master Jay. He began using the stage name of "Rev Run" after he was ordained as a reverend priest in Zoe Ministries. His first work as Rev Run was a feature in the single Song 4 Lovers by UK pop band Liberty X in September 2005. It was followed by his first solo album, Distortion.
The first single from the album, "Mind On The Road", is featured in the EA Sports`s Madden NFL 06 video game. Mind On The Road uses samples from the song "I Love Rock `N Roll," in the tradition of Run-DMC`s 1980`s hits using samples like Aerosmith`s hit "Walk This Way." Simmons and his family are also the focus of the MTV reality show, Run`s House. As a member of Run-D.M.C., Simmons, along with Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Jason "Jam-Master Jay" Mizell will be eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
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Joseph Lloyd Simmons (born November 14, 1964), 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.
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what a hot band. love all their music
Posted by Joe 1 year ago
Would love to meet you before I die,
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We are unable to find our family pictures. We would like to order our pictu...
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