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There's no debate: Rev Run has made his mark in music history. But, what's the hip-hop legend up to nowadays? Splash magazine's Molly Each caught up with Run, a.k.a. Joseph Simmons, to get the deets — including info about his new DIY Network show, Rev Run’s Renovation. Mcmansion makeover, anyone?
But, even though the star and his family are back on TV, doesn't mean he's forgotten what's important. While it comes as no surprise that the hippest minister we know finds deep satisfaction in giving back, it’s how he uses his success on social media to help others that deserves our #respect. Enter: @RevRunWisdom. With over 4 million followers, Run provides Tweets of wisdom and encouragement. And, a one-way street, this is not. He finds plenty of inspiration from his followers as well.
“She was going through a very tough year," says Run about one particular follower. "And the tweets got her through, and she’s back on top. I was teary-eyed. It felt good.” Needless to say, the man is still making a positive impact — socially and virally. To read more about Run’s latest charitable outreach and his new show, check out the interview at Splash.