Joseph Simmons

Inside Biography

Joseph Simmons is a hip-hop, east coast hip hop, and rap-rock artist who has been known best by the stage name Rev. Run.


Joseph Simmons has been actively involved in the musical industry since 1981. She has been known for her musical endeavors in the genres like hip hop, east Coast hip-hop, and rap-rock. He is a personality of mixed ethnicity and American nationality.

Early Life

Joseph Simmons was born on the 14th of November, 1964 and was born in Queens, New York. He was born in Hollis. He was born to a musical family and his brothers Danny Simmons and Russell Simmons are both artists.


Joseph Simmons started off his career as a lead vocalist in the hip-hop group The Force. He then founded the band Run D.M.C. whereby he was the lead vocalist. After being ordained by the Pentecostal minister, he started using the stage name Rev. Run. His work as Rev. Run started off when he featured in a single named Song 4 Lovers for the band Liberty X.

The first solo album of Joseph Simmons is named Distortion which was well received. He appeared on 2005-2009 in the reality show MTV.  He has also coordinated with his wife to create a non-=profit organization called KaBOOM.

Also an author, Joseph Simmons has released the book Take Back Your Family. He has also been the creator of the cable series like Rev Run’s Renovation, Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers which as showcased in DIY Network and HGTV.

He has also collaborated with Kid Rock, Sean Combs, Aerosmith, Russell Simmons and Diggy Simmons and has created several hit music hits which have made him even more popular in the musical fraternity.

Personal Life

Joseph Simmons has been married twice. He was previously married to Valerie Vaughn in the year 1983. The couple had three children together. Their children Vanessa Simmons, Angela Simmons and Joseph Simmons Jr. are all artists. The relationship of the couple ended in a divorce.

Simmons then got married to Justine Jones in the year 1994 on June 25. With her too she has three children. Her children with Justine are named Daniel Simmons II, Russell Simmons II, and Victoria Anne Simmons. Their child Victoria died due to omphalocele shortly after being born. The couple has an adopted baby girl called Miley Justine Simmons.  The couple lives in Saddle River, New Jersey.

Net Worth, Salary, and Measurements

Joseph Simmons has the net worth of a whopping $70 million. His net worth and salary have been increasing considerably over the past years. He has managed to amalgamate this amount of net worth for his skills in the music fraternity and for his producing credits. He is earning a considerable amount of salary. He has the height of 5 feet and 8 inches.

by ab-niranjan, 04 Nov, 2016

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