Rev Run — aka Joseph Simmons — is one of the founding members ofthe major pioneering hip-hop group, Run-D.M.C. The group had anenormous impact on the development of hip hop through the 1980s andis credited with breaking hip hop into mainstream music. Born inQueens, NY, he is the younger brother of Def Jam Records founder,Russell Simmons. He is currently the star of the blockbuster MTVreality show Run’s House, MTV’s most popular show, now in its fifth season. He now spends the majority of his time spreading the good news through his Words of Wisdom and building the foundations of his family.