Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Welcomes 2009 Inductee Rev Run of Run-D.M.C. for Hall of Fame Series Interview
On April 2, 2013 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will be hosting the newest of the Hall of Fame Series Interviews. Slated to appear on this Wednesday evening will be Rev Run of Run-D.M.C. who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a group member in the 2009 Induction Ceremony in Cleveland.
The interview will take place on the museum’s main stage and is made possible by Novo Nordisk Inc. who has partnered with Rev Run and its Ask.Screen.Know national diabetes screening educational campaign. This partnership came about when Rev Run realized that he had many of the risk factors for diabetes and wanted to spread awareness about this serious health risk.
Dr. Jason Hanley (Director of Education at the Rock Hall) will be the facilitator for the evening with questions taken from the audience following the interview.
This event is free with a reservation at http://tickets.rockhall.com or in-person at the Rock Hall Box Office. Tickets will become available to Rock Hall Members on Monday, March 18 at 10 a.m. EST and will become available to the general public on Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. EST.
Credited for bringing rap music into the mainstream, Rev Run has sold millions of records around the world as front man of the groundbreaking hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. as well as being named greatest hip-hop artist of all-time by MTV and VH1. Off the music charts, Rev Run (along with his brother Russell Simmons) established Run Athletics that has enjoyed huge success in international department and athletic stores over the last decade.
Describing his considerable impact, Rolling Stone wrote, “ [Rev Run] took hardcore hip-hop from an underground street sensation to a pop-culture phenomenon…It was [Rev Run] that introduced hats, gold chains, and untied sneakers to youth culture…In the process, [Rev Run] helped change the course of popular music, paving the way for rap’s second generation.”
Six years ago, Rev Run became involved with the MTV project “Run’s House” which has exploded into one of the most watched shows on cable TV. Joined by his wife Justine and their six children, Rev Run has molded a show that emphasizes family values, humor and spirituality. From this show camed Rev Run’s book, “Take Back Your Family: A Challenge to America’s Parents), a book Rev Run co-authored with Justine. In 2008, he penned Words of Wisdom: Daily Affirmations of Faith from “Run’s House to Yours”. His third book, “Manology”, co-authored with Tyrese, became a New York Times Best Seller instantly, still selling thousands of books weekly and holding firm on the best sellers list.
As if this does not keep him busy enough, Rev Run is still a highly sought after deejay and public speaker who’s positive message of family, faith and hip-hop has echoed in the halls of some of the world’s largest churches and prestigious universities. Along with all of that, he still finds time to post Twitter daily words of wisdom and inspiration that is followed by no less than four million followers.
For more information on this and other Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum education and public programs, visit rockhall.com.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
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