Joey "Reverend Run" Simmons

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Jesse Camp's Album Turns 15--A Look Back at The Gangly MTV Legend

    This week marks the 15th anniversary of an infamous day for the MTV generation. It was on May 25th, 1999 that former MTV VJ Jesse Camp unleashed his one album, Jesse and the 8th Street Kidz on the world . It was a big day, an end of an era and a landmark swan song to one of the '90s most unforgettab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    NYC's Memorial Day Weekend 2013 Hip-Hop Party Guide

    Your long-awaited three-day weekend is finally here! When you're not booking it out of the city to go perfect your summer tan, check out these poppin' parties that have some hip-hop/dance flavor this weekend. See also: The Ultimate List of Free Summer Concerts in NYC, 2013

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Life Lessons for Ladies: Tyrese and Rev Run's New Book Is Full of Wisdom

    We're not sure why our Crap Archivist gifted us with Manology: Secrets of Your Man's Mind Revealed, by New York Times best-selling authors (seriously, not a joke) Tyrese Gibson and Rev Run (of respective 2 Fast 2 Furious and Run-D.M.C. fame). Maybe he's trying to cultivate our appreciation of fine c ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    The Top Six Game Show Appearances By Rappers

    The news of a rapper-packed revamp of Hollywood Squares has been greeted positively, not least because everyone has been able to join in the fun of Googling the demographic term "malennials" to find out if they are going to be allowed to watch the show. It's also allowed some people speculate on whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    New York Fashion Week Fall 2012: Model Turned Away at Monika Chiang, Susan Sarandon at Costello Tagliapietra, High Drama at Tadashi Shoji

    Fashion Week has quickly gone from exhilarating momentum to a slow-motion punch in the gut--and it's just started. Each season we look forward to this one week of pure fashion craziness, in which we always manage to RSVP to too many fashion shows (usually overlapping), continuously loading up our M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Why Is Bill O'Reilly Not Calling Out Mike Huckabee's Gangster Glorification?

    ​"You may remember a couple years ago that Pepsi hired gansta (sic) rapper Ludacris as a commercial pitchman. [I] objected, saying major American corporations have an obligation not to reward people who harmed society...Unlike Ozzy Osbourne, who curses, or Britney Spears, who's an immature ex ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 15, 2011


    DMX may have seen this coming

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Top 10 Rap-Related Reality-TV Moments

    ​"Reality rap" was once a phrase invoked by gangsta rappers to defend their music against moral outcry from the mainstream media and pesky suburban dwellers. These days, the term largely refers to the slew of emcees lining up to star in their own TV shows. While Boogie Down Productions associa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    The Ten Most Exploitative Posthumous Rap Projects

    ​Being a dead rap artist isn't much fun. Whether The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, or J Dilla, death has never seemed to do much to alleviate the constant pressure on artists to muster up new recordings to satisfy the bulging posthumous rap retail market. (In the hip-hop world, possessing a heart t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Run-DMC, the Musical?

    ​It's happening, according to Liz Smith (?!). Paula Wagner, Tom Cruise's producer, has apparently been shepherding Rev Run and DMC around Broadway, collecting inspiration for an original musical. "I feel their story lends itself perfectly to the stage," Wagner told Smith. "This project has bee ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 4, 2009


    Hip-Hop royalty get stroked

  • Music

    January 7, 2009

    Breaking Bread With Kurtis Blow

    An old-school hip-hop legend gets right with God

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Bridge Work: Fashion Indie Week Brooklyn Kicks Off

    all photos by Sam Horine. designer above by Love Brigade The Fashion Indie Week Brooklyn folks said their "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" show would turn the Brooklyn Bridge into "six thousand feet of runway." Well, yes and no. There were models and they did credibly work the wooden-planked walkway. But t ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2005
  • NYC Life

    September 27, 2005

    But You Have No Arms, Dude

    Wearing the cape, fall's kookiest coat

  • News

    January 20, 2004

    One Mind. Two Million Voters.

    Russell Simmons and Doug Banks Launch Ambitious Voter Registration Drive

  • News

    December 30, 2003

    Compa$$ionate Capitali$m

    Russell $immons wants to fatten the hip-hop vote—and maybe his wallet, too

  • Music

    January 28, 2003

    How to Be Good

    Sensitive-Guy MC Consults Navel, God, Erykah