Rev. Run Ready To Rock On 'Distortion'
Run-D.M.C.'s Reverend Run has completed his debut solo album, "Distortion," which will be released Sept. 13 via his brother's new Russell Simmons Music Group in conjunction with Island Def Jam.As tipped here in May, Run-D.M.C.'s Reverend Run has completed his debut solo album, "Distortion," which will be released Sept. 13 via his brother's new Russell Simmons Music Group in conjunction with Island Def Jam.
The video for the first single, the guitar- and drum-studded rap-rocker "Mind on the Road," will appear later this month. The song will also be featured in the video game "Madden 2006," due Aug. 9 via EA Sports.
"Distortion" will offer 10 new tracks, with production by Whiteboy and Rev. Run. Songs include "Boom Ditty," "I Use To Think I Was Run," "Break'em Til It's Broken," "Got a Way," "Home Sweet Home," "Distortion," "Changetime," "Beats to the Rhyme," "High and Mighty Joe" and the title cut.
Also in the fall, MTV will premiere "Run's House," a new reality series documenting life inside of the rapper's household as he records "Distortion" raises his five children, ages nine to 21. The show will also feature appearances by Russell Simmons.
The flurry of activity signals Rev. Run's first return to the limelight since the October 2002 murder of Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master J in Queens, N.Y. The case remains unsolved.
As first revealed here last week, "Distortion" will coincide with the Sept. 6 release of expanded reissues of Run-D.M.C.'s first four albums via Arista/Profile/Legacy.