While Rev. Run is presently filming the new season of MTV’s Run’s House, he is also working on the upcoming film Rap Therapy, a documentary about the life and mission of Blake Le Vine. With a tagline that says “the music will save your soul,” the movie attempts to take viewers into the world of social work and of course, hip-hop music.
Directed by Blake Le Vine himself, Rap Therapy follows Le Vine as a licensed social worker known as The Rap Therapist who helps a group of children in foster care heal by using hip hop music to deal with their pain. The children end up performing for their foster families and some major celebrities.
Joining the Run’s House star in Rap Therapy are some of the hip-hop industry’s most notable figures, including 50 Cent, Sean “P Diddy” Combs, Ludacris, Aesha Waks, Samantha Cole, Blake Le Vine, and Brett Aaron, just to name a few. Additionally, the movie also features Russell Simmons, the brother of Rev. Run who also appears on Run’s House.
Production of Rap Therapy is underway and is expected to hit theaters on December 15, 2009. Meanwhile, fans can catch Rev. Run, and the rest of his family including Justine Simmons, Vanessa Simmons, Angela Simmons, Jojo Simmons, Diggy Simmons, Russy Simmons, and the latest addition to Run’s House, baby Miley, when the reality series returns for a fifth season on Wednesday, July 16 at 10pm ET/PT on MTV.
As reported previously, there are many things to look forward to in the new season of Run’s House as the Simmons clan embarks on new adventures. Rev. Run will be reviving the glory days as he joins friend Kid Rock on tour, while wife Justine will attempt to hold down the fort in Saddle River with the latest addition to the family. You can read more about the new season in this previous article.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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