“Generation RUN”, a 3-part series featuring Diggy Simmons and his father Rev Run, has been posted at Vevo. Part one features the pair talking about family and how Diggy is inspired by his pop. Part two has them talking about his Diggy got into the rap game. Part three features Run and Diggy talking about where they draw inspiration for their craft. Watch it below.
DJ Whoo Kid did the season finale of ‘Run’s House’, and the G-Unit DJ talked with Rev Run backstage about rap these days before his son JoJo stepped in to talk about what he’s coming out with and offered his top five MCs – Fabolous, Jadakiss, 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Nas. Watch it below.
Rev Run of Run-DMC and his wife Justine visited the ‘Today’ show on Monday (August 4), talking with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb about their new book on parenting, ‘Take Back Your Family’. “We have family meetings,” Rev Run explained. “We run our household like a business. Like I talk to my daughters every day, I talk to my sons, I’m in their life. Plus I’m a rapper, so I’m kinda cool to them, so I have the influence over them.” Watch the segment below.
Rap acts on television this week include:
Rev Run of Run-DMC, who visits ‘Today’ (NBC) on Monday.
Lil Mama and LL Cool J, who appear on Monday night’s ‘Teen Choice Awards’ (FOX).
N.E.R.D., who perform on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
Tyga, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Tuesday.
Reverend Run spoke with Us Weekly about his 4-month old baby girl Miley Justine Simmons. “She’s brought so much energy to the house,” the Run-DMC star said. “My wife cried the other day when Miley busted out laughing.” The rapper and his wife Justine adopted the American-born girl when she was a month old in September, a year after Justine gave birth to a daughter who didn’t survive. The full story at usmagazine.com has since been removed.
Rap acts on television this week include
Hurricane Chris, who promotes his debut album ’51/50 Ratchet’ on ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday
Rev Run of Run-DMC, who visits ‘TRL’ on Thursday with his famioly to promote the new season of ‘Run’s House’
Common, who visits ‘TRL’ on Thursday
Rap acts on television this week include Rev. Run of Run-DMC, who appears with his family on ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday to promote ‘Run’s House’, while Snoop Dogg appears on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Friday.
Joseph Simmons, aka Rev Run of Run-DMC spoke with The New York Daily News shortly after the tragic death of his newborn daughter last Tuesday. “Right there in the hospital room, Bishop E. Bernard Jordan” – of the Zoe Ministries, in which Simmons is a minister – “prayed over the baby and gave a sermon. The funeral director came, too. That’s how we did it. We prayed for acceptance. It’s painful, okay? But you don’t get mad at God. Acceptance is purifying.” Simmons said he, his wife and their five children are coping with their grief.