Rev Run: What it Means to Be a Cultural Icon
A dynamic figure in entertainment, Rev Run – the front man of RUN DMC – is a hip-hop icon as well as a beloved TV personality. Rev has started in his own shows: Run’s House, Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers (Food Network), Rev Runs Around the World (Travel Channel), Rev Run’s Home Renovation (HGTV), and All About the Washingtons (Netflix), among others. In this moderated conversation, Run shares insights from his work across industries and what it means to keep evolving in your work and in your life.
Black History Month: Making History Through Music
Hip-hop icon Rev Run – the front man of seminal hip-hop group RUN DMC – is one of the most iconic figures in music. RUN DMC has sold tens of millions of records worldwide and is credited with ushering rap music into mainstream culture. Through his influence in the worlds of music and fashion, Run has made history and transformed culture. He offers a riveting perspective on his impact in music, sharing a message of wisdom, motivation, and celebration.
Rev Run is one of the most iconic figures in music. The front man of seminal hip-hop group RUN DMC, Rev has sold tens of millions of records worldwide and is widely credited for ushering rap music into mainstream culture.
An inductee of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, RUN DMC was named the greatest hip-hop artist of all-time by both MTV and VH1. Describing his considerable impact, Rolling Stone writes, [Run] took hardcore hip-hop from an underground street sensation to a pop-culture phenomenon...It was [Run] that introduced hats, gold chains, and untied sneakers to youth culture...In the process, [Run] helped change the course of popular music, paving the way for rap’s second generation. With his trademark Adidas sneakers, black track suits, and gold chains, Run has long been a global fashion influencer.
Run remains a dynamic figure in entertainment today. His hit MTV show, Run’s House, aired for six seasons and became one of the most widely viewed shows on cable television. Subsequent to that, Run created and starred in Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers (Food Network), Rev Runs Around the World (Travel Channel), Rev Run’s Home Renovation (HGTV) and All About the Washingtons (Netflix). This past year, Run starred in The Hip Hop Nutcracker (Disney+) and Disney’s Christmas Holiday Show (ABC Network).
He has authored numerous books, has been a spokesperson for many products and is in great demand as a celebrity DJ.