Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons
Entrepreneur, Music Icon & Spiritual Leader
One of the most influential men in American pop culture, Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons knows how to leave a legacy. After all, as the front man of seminal hip hop group Run-D.M.C., Simmons is widely credited for ushering rap music into mainstream culture. Describing his considerable impact, Rolling Stone writes, “[Run] took hardcore hip-hop from…
One of the most influential men in American pop culture, Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons knows how to leave a legacy. After all, as the front man of seminal hip hop group Run-D.M.C., Simmons is widely credited for ushering rap music into mainstream culture. Describing his considerable impact, Rolling Stone writes, “[Run] took hardcore hip-hop from an underground street sensation to a pop-culture phenomenon… [Run] helped change the course of popular music, paving the way for rap’s second generation.” But Simmons’ influence hardly ended with Run D.M.C. He also built a fashion empire, wrote three bestselling books, starred in multiple successful television shows, and became a spiritual leader and source of inspiration for his millions of fans.
With his cultural influence spanning three decades, Simmons has carried his trademark wisdom and charisma throughout his extensive career. Since his days with RUN D.M.C. donning his trademark Adidas sneakers, black track suits and gold chains, Simmons has long been a global fashion influencer, culminating with the establishment of an internationally successful apparel company, Run Athletics. Through his work in television and print, Simmons continues to spread his message of family values, humor and spirituality to fans worldwide. His hit MTV show Run’s House became one of the most widely viewed shows on cable television, making Simmons one of America’s favorite fathers. Serving as an ambassador for Novo Nordisk in their Ask.Screen.Know. campaign, Simmons still remains a highly sought-after deejay and public speaker, headlining music festivals across Europe and touring the world performing at events such as the Super Bowl, American Music Awards and New York Fashion Week.
Simmons’ immense talent and conviction transformed a young man from Hollis, Queens into an icon. Once known as the superstar rapper “Run,” Simmons has gracefully transitioned into a spiritual thought leader, making immense contributions to music, fashion and television along the way. Audiences now have the opportunity to hear this influential pioneer relay his powerful messages of family and faith in person. And as one of the greatest hip-hop artists and an international fashion mogul, Simmons easily captivates audiences with his stories of perseverance, innovation and success. His exciting speeches will not only to entertain any listener, but his astuteness, intelligence and positivity will also be sure to leave them inspired.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
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Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
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SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
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The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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