Joseph Simmons
musician
Joseph Simmons
Joseph Ward Simmons, 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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Rev. Run's Music To Keep Sparks Flying
NPR - almost 4 years
Joseph Simmons, also known as 'Run' of Run DMC, went from rap pioneer to preacher. When he needs to keep the love flowing in his marriage, he turns on a little Sade. For Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, Rev. Run shares why he's connected to the song "Your Love is King." » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Reverend Run: From Rapper To Preacher
NPR - about 4 years
Rap pioneer Joseph Simmons, also known as 'Run' of Run DMC, had a successful music career spanning more than three decades. For Tell Me More's 'Wisdom Watch' series, host Michel Martin talks with Rev. Run about his evolution from rapper to preacher. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 'Looper' Actor, On Impersonating Bruce WIllis, Being A Child Actor And 'Lincoln'
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has had an impressive 2012. On top of starring in this year's biggest Batman-related blockbuster, "The Dark Knight Rises" -- as (SPOILER ALERT!) Robin no less -- he is also set to portray Abraham Lincoln's first son in the upcoming Steven Spielberg-directed biopic, "Lincoln." But before he goes all historical adaptation on us, he first has to travel to the future (2044 to be exact), in Rian Johnson's "Looper." Here, Gordon-Levitt plays Joseph Simmons (first name synergy!), a hired assassin known as a "looper," a person tasked with taking out people sent back in time from the year 2077, which sounds all fine and dandy until the day Joseph finds out he has been tasked with killing his older self (what is referred to in the movie as "closing your loop"), played by Bruce Willis. Here, Gordon-Levitt talks about the process of emulating a young Bruce Willis on screen (which included a three-hour-a-day makeup job to help him better resemble the "Die Hard" actor), th ...
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Today in Music History - Aug. 23 - mysask.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
In 1991, Joseph Simmons of the rap group "Run-DMC" was charged in Cleveland with rape and kidnapping. A 22-year-old woman claimed she was attacked following a concert two weeks earlier. In 1991, "Dire Straits" began what was billed as the biggest tour
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Energy Storage Industry Grows To Integrate Wind, Solar - EnergyPortal.eu
Google News - over 5 years
Joseph Simmons, azRISE director, said storage prices are high, particularly for battery systems, but he predicts a breakthrough will come with "intermediate size" compressed air systems that use off-the-shelf storage containers and have capacities of
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Black Celeb Kids - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 5 years
Diggy Simmons the son of Joseph Simmons, one of the members of the 80's rap group Run DMC. In addition to starring in his fathers' reality series "Run's House", he is also a kid celeb who is a rap singer who released his first two mixtapes in 2010
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A Renewable Gift - Gulf Coast Business Review
Google News - over 5 years
Florida Gulf Coast University recently appointed Joseph Simmons as its Backe Chair in Renewable Energy, which former CBS president John Backe gave $1 million to fund. Photo by JimJett.com. It's no surprise that many technology companies prefer to
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Who's Run?!? Cheetah Run!…wait..that's not right… - Behind The Thrills (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The reverend and his family experienced Busch Gardens including all the animals, rides and exhibits. Most importantly they experienced Cheetah Hunt and Cheetah…RUN'S HOUSE! Sorry couldn't resist. Reverend Run (real name Joseph Simmons) was one of the
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SIMMONS v. EVANS - Leagle.com
Google News - over 5 years
Melvin Joseph Simmons, Jr., a California state prisoner, appeals pro se from the district court's judgment dismissing his 42 USC § 1983 action because he failed to state a claim as to two defendants and failed to serve, or show cause for non-service,
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South Los Angeles Youth to Compete for Top Honors in Thinkfinity Bowl Academic ... - MarketWatch (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
... African American Unity Council Adai Lamar, radio personality, KJLH Radio LaPhonza Butler, president, SEIU ULTCW Joseph Simmons, artist, community activist, editor of the Los Angeles Sentinel Gene Eng, vice president-strategic programs, Verizon
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CĪROC Cabana Club Throws Rockin' Good Time In Sag Harbor - Hamptons.com
Google News - over 5 years
Run, (a/k/a Joseph Simmons) of Run-DMC and "Run's House" (MTV), and co-founder of Def Jam Records fame quietly walked in and went straight to the indoor DJ booth, grabbed a mike and hit it with DJ Ruckus and others for some great rapping and music
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Assault charge dismissed in Northborough neighbor dispute - MetroWest Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
According to court records, Assistant District Attorney Joseph Simmons on Thursday recommended a judge drop both charges against Anza if he paid a court fee of $500. Judge Vito Virzi accepted the proposal, and court records show that Anza paid the $500
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Simmons - Garbacz - Times Record News
Google News - over 5 years
Taylor Nicole Garbacz and Andrew Joseph Simmons were married June 4 at First Baptist Church. Dr. Tom Rodgers officiated. Parents of the couple are Dr. and Mrs. Terry Garbacz of Wichita Falls and Mr. and Mrs. Bart Simmons of Dallas
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Metallsplitter: Aerosmith auf Abwegen - ProSieben
Google News - over 5 years
Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay) von Run DMC, der zusammen mit seinen Kollegen Joseph Simmons (Run) und Darryl McDaniels (DMC) Aerosmith 1986 mit der Crossover-Nummer überhaupt erst wieder auf die musikalische Landkarte zurückgeholt haben, wird vermutlich
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Bateman, Mayberry seek support as June 7 general election nears - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
Former Ward 4 candidate Joseph Simmons has not endorsed a candidate. "I want to remain publicly neutral," Simmons said. "I spoke with both candidates, but neither of them spoke to the main platform (on which my campaign was based), which is solving
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¿El nombre de las personas les marca su destino? Este bien podría afectarnos - Informe21.com (Sátira)
Google News - almost 6 years
El nombre también puede tener un impacto en los logros académicos, dijeron los profesores Leif Nelson, ahora en la Universidad de California-Berkeley, y Joseph Simmons, de la Universidad de Yale, en su estudio de 2007
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Fishbowl5 With HuffPost and Dennis Kucinich Lover Russell Simmons - mediabistro.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Joseph Simmons better known as "Run" of Run-DMC] to Mara Lago many times. Fifty times. We went to fights together. It's unfortunate that people are so upset with him. I look at him like Richie Rich. He has a lot of fun. He's interested in the little
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joseph Simmons
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 49
    Simmons has also created two other cable series, both of which premiered in 2014; Rev Run's Renovation which runs on both the DIY Network and HGTV, and Rev Run's Sunday Suppers for Cooking Channel.
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  • 2008
    Age 43
    On August 5, 2008, Gotham Press published Simmons' book, Take Back Your Family: A Challenge to America's Parents, co-authored by his wife, Justine Simmons, and Chrisifer Morrow.
    More Details Hide Details On September 8, 2007, Rev Run was honored as a BMI Icon at the annual BMI Urban Awards. The weekend of September 17 and 18 of 2011, Rev Run made a special guest appearance at Bay Area Fellowship with Pastor Bil Cornelius in Corpus Christi, Texas Bay Area Fellowship Church. In October 2011, Rev Run was a special guest of Fellowship Church based out of Grapevine, Texas.
    In 2008, Simmons and his wife Justine teamed up with Kool-Aid and a non-profit organization called KaBOOM! to help build playgrounds in underserved communities.
    More Details Hide Details With Kool-Aid, they are helping to build twenty four playgrounds over the course of 2008 and hope to raise awareness for the need for safe play spaces.
  • 2007
    Age 42
    In 2007, he appeared with his son Diggy Simmons on My Super Sweet 16 while attending a 16th birthday party for Diddy's son, Quincy.
    More Details Hide Details Diddy is also the producer of Run's House.
  • 2005
    Age 40
    Rev Run appeared on the MTV series Run's House, a reality show revolving around his everyday life with his family, from 2005-2009.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2002
    Age 37
    In 2002, he appeared on a special "Rap Stars" edition of The Weakest Link, and was the third one voted off.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 29
    He married Justine Jones on June 25, 1994.
    More Details Hide Details With her, he had three more children: Daniel "Diggy" Simmons III, Russell "Russy" Simmons II, and Victoria Anne Simmons. Victoria was four pounds, five ounces when she was delivered via caesarean section. She died shortly after being born on September 26, 2006, due to omphalocele, a birth defect that caused her organs to grow outside her body. The Simmonses allowed MTV camera crews of Run's House to document baby Victoria's death, telling PEOPLE that "God, in my mind, gave us something to go through in front of America, so we documented it on-camera – not so much to show you sadness, but to show you how we, as ministers, would handle this tragedy. kids found out on-camera. Diggy was waiting to see, 'How's Mommy?' And the first words we said were, 'The baby didn't make it.'" Soon they adopted a baby girl, Miley Justine Simmons.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 18
    Simmons married Valerie Vaughn in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details They had three children: Vanessa Simmons, Angela Simmons, and Joseph "Jojo" Simmons Jr.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Born
    Simmons was born November 14, 1964 in Hollis, Queens, New York.
    More Details Hide Details He is the younger brother of artist Danny Simmons and Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam Records. Before Run–D.M.C., Simmons was the lead vocalist in the hip-hop group called "The Force." He founded Run-D.M.C. as a lead vocalist along with friend Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels and the late DJ Jason "Jam-Master Jay" Mizell. Run began using the stage name of "Rev. Run" after he was ordained as a Pentecostal minister by E. Bernard Jordan, Simmons's spiritual mentor. Jordan also named him "Protege of the Year Award" in 2004. The same day, symbolic of his "Prosperity Ministry", there was a "Rolls Royce parade outside the Plaza Hotel in New York City, "featuring Jordan's Phantom Rolls Royce. The new $325,000 Phantom had been a gift from Reverend Run as a "thank you" for Jordan's mentoring support.
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