Russell Simmons, multimillion hip hop mogul credited with co-founding Def Jam Records, thinks reality shows can actually be beneficial to kids. Simmons has ample personal experience to speak of, with his two young daughters appearing in their own reality program with their mom and Simmons' soon-to-be ex-wife, Kimora Lee. His brother, Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons also has his own reality series, Run's House
, in which he stars with his own brood.
According to the man who revolutionized rap music and then went on to launch the phenomenal hip-hop-inspired fashion line Phat Farm, reality TV is actually good for his kids. He cites how his brother's children have also all become better individuals as a result of their involvement in Run's House
“Joey's [referring to his brother, Rev. Run
of iconic Run-DMC] kids have become great givers because of the reality show,” Russell Simmons told TIME
. “The youngest one has gotten better in school because of the show, because their job is to be better — not better than anyone else but better than they were before.”
Speaking of Reverend Run, the Run's House
patriarch is featured on a track included in the Blue Octane Pro Edition
album. The special collection is a compilation of tunes specifically customized for 18 of the leading wakeboarders in the world. The album was launched via a release party hosted by hip-hop legend and two-time Grammy-winning producer, Rock Wilder.
Finally, here's another update on Kid Rock's Rock and Roll Revival Tour
. They've added a third show to the summer schedule at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan. The additional performance is scheduled for July 22 at 7pm, with Kid Rock's special guests, Uncle Cracker and Rev. Run of Run's House
. Tickets are at $55 for the pavilion and $29 for the lawn. They're now available at all Ticketmaster outlets or thru ticketmaster.com.
-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TIME, wakeboarder.com, Canada.com
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