Rev Run To Speak At CMJ

On September 15, hip-hop pioneer Rev Run, formerly of Run-DMC,
will deliver a keynote speech at the 25th anniversary CMJ Music
Marathon, to be held September 14-17 at Lincoln Center in New York

emerged on the scene with the boom box classic single “Sucker MCs” in
1983 and never looked back, becoming the first hip-hop act to go gold
and truly cross over with tracks like “Walk This Way.” Rev Run’s first
solo record, Distortion, will be released on September 13 on RSMG
(Russell Simmons Music Group). The album’s first single is “Mind On The
Road” and also features “Home Sweet Home,” a tribute to fallen partner
Jam Master Jay. Says Run: “Jay was the kind of dude who would give you
his last dime. I was determined to create a song that would enrich the
man’s legacy.” Look for Run to star later this fall in Run’s House, a
reality show, on MTV. For updated information on speakers, panels and
performers at CMJ Music Marathon, visit

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