Rev Run’s son, Russell Simmons II, is following in his father’s footsteps. The 20-year-old was recently recorded while spitting rhymes about today’s social issues.

Rev Run shared snippets of two different songs earlier this week. Both of the tracks were incredible with substance. “Russy kicking some Rhymes. I think it’s pretty good,” Rev Run shared with his fans. The celebrity father went on to tell fans, “I’m gonna keep posting. Got to encourage the youth when they’re doing something positive.”


Thousands of Rev Run’s fans loved what Russy was doing. “Love it, sounds like old-school hip-hop,” one fan said. “Love his flow, I can understand what he is saying.” Another follower wrote, “Stop the tape at exemplifying! I’ve heard enough to approve this message.” Yes!

Russy definitely gets his skills from dad. Some may remember Rev Run’s time on the Hip Hop scene. The music group, Run-D.M.C. officially disbanded in 2002 after a little over twenty years of epic music. Some recording artists still sample Rev Run’s music and dozens respect the legacy that he has left.

Rev Run spoke about his reaction to receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award last year. “It was a really big deal,” he said. “It just blew my mind,” Rev Run added. “The Grammy president called me and I was lost for words. That’s the bottom line. I was lost for words.”

Will Russy be the one to carry on his father’s legacy and bring back the richness that once defined Hip Hop? Maybe so. Stay tuned for more Russell Simmons II recording artist news!



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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