Rev Run Finishes First Ever Solo Album

Former Run-DMC member

Reverend Run has announced the completion of his first ever solo album, Distortion.

The album was produced entirely by Run and Whiteboy. The first

single from the album, “Mind On the Road,” will be featured in EA

Sports’ popular football title, “Madden 2006.”

Run, born Joseph Simmons, is the younger brother of Hip-Hop

mogul Russell Simmons.

Russell Simmons recently launched a new label, the Russell Simmons

Music Group, which is distributed by the Island Def Jam Music Group, a Universal


Simmons managed Run-DMC before founding pioneering Hip-Hop label,

Def Jam Records along with partner Rick Rubin in 1984.

“Timing is everything," Russell Simmons said in a

statement. "The uncompromising loud abrasive rock and roll hip-hop of Run-DMC

knocked open the doors to commercial freedom for the rap generation. Their very

best efforts were big in the streets and were ahead of their time when it came

to the mainstream. The debut album from Rev Run, Distortion, is honest, creative,

special, refreshing, and still incredibly commercial. The time is now for Rev


The release of Run’s solo album also coincides with the

release of four classic Run-DMC reissues: Run-DMC,King of Rock,

Raising Hell and Tougher Than Leather.

The reissues hit

stores September 6, while Distortion hits stores on September 13.