Rev. Run, formerly of Run-D.M.C., is a celebrated rapper and father. Although he receives much respect in the home and public eye, Rev. Run does not try to assert his influence over his children’s careers.


When recently asked about influencing his son Diggy Simmons’ rap career, Run said, “He just wanted to do things on his own. Diggy is his own man, his own boy, whatever. He’s 16 but he knows what he’s doing. So, I don’t really bother him. I don’t think he wants to be bothered.”

Although not assertive career-wise, Rev. Run does teach Diggy and his other five children that humble is the way. As Run explains,”[I teach them] just to be humble and to never let nobody pick you up too high or put you down too low. Don’t get gassed. You can also get caught up in haters. See, they can bother you too. So, don’t get caught up in yourself. I think I’m not so much humble; I’ve been humbled by God. So I’m in God’s hands. My position is to just be thankful and humble. I have a new found faith. It’s not just Run. It’s Rev. Run. I’m just thankful.”

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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