Reverend Run Style

Joseph Ward Simmons (born November 14, 1964) is one of the founding members of hip hop group Run-D.M.C.. He is known as DJ Run, Joey Simmons or Rev Run, which is a play on his religious title. Born in Hollis, Queens, New York, he is the youngest brother of Daniel Danny” Simmons Jr and Russell Simmons Def Jam Records co-founder. He entered the scene via his older brother Russell as a DJ for his first big act for Kurtis Blow. He assumed the alias ‘Son of Kurtis Blow’ but later changed it to ‘Run Love’. “