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If you find yourself watching ratchet reality shows and missing the days when show’s like Run’s House ruled the airways, you’ll be happy to know that Rev. Run and his family will be returning to a television set near you. While Angela and Vanessa have ventured out to the Hollywood Hills to build a life for themselves, most of the Simmons children are still living in the family’s New Jersey home.
According to MTV, the show will be a little different from Run’s House, as it will be a home improvement show that documents the family attempting to fix up their lavish nine thousand sq. ft. New Jersey estate. Can you imagine all of those personalities smack-dab in the middle of a home improvement show? Rev Run already seems to be struggling to contain his laughter.
“Can’t wait for everyone to see it .. Talk about funny ?? Lol!!!!!!!!,” he tweeted.
The show is slated to premiere in 2013 on HGTV.
Is this a show that you could see yourself watching?
The Simmons family is one enterprising clan—especially the Rev. Run’s daughters. Angela Simmons has launched more than one company since coming into the public spotlight. Now she has announced another. She has Pastry and a new lifestyle website, AngelaIAm, and now Simmons is releasing her new clothing line, Angela by Angela Simmons.
She has debuted a new funky black and white video (below), accompanied by the sound of a remixed “Real Love,” to give her fans a sneak peek at the collection. She is offering a wide range of piece – from high fashion sweats to bra tops.
“It is stuff you can wear for a long time. I think it is important to create fashion that is really fashionable, yet still affordable. I feel like this industry is such a fast moving place in the fashion world and it is important to stay up with the trends and be able to still afford it, to wear it, but let it still be fashionable at the same time” she told GlobalGrind.
She says it was her passion for fashion that made her want to extend herself beyond Pastry. “The passion for fashion has always been there for me. I am just following my passion and doing what I truly love to do…The designs will change with the seasons, but I am just excited about it,” she told the site.
Did you like Pastry? Will you buy Angela by Angela Simmons?
Hey loves! I don’t know if the celebs stayed home this weekend to watch the beginning of the Summer Olympics or what because they were pretty quiet this weekend. No worries though, I was able to kick up a little dust and find some goodies for you! We all know that won’t completely leave us hanging! Check it out.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, known to the world as Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter, will soon be establishing a separate identity for herself outside the shadow of her parents. The teenager reportedly signed on to do Tyler Perry’s sitcom, “For Better Or Worse.” Whitney’s baby girl has big shoes to fill, but she’s not the first celebrity offspring to try and walk in their parents path, or to even achieve bigger and better things. Some have stumbled and others have carried the torch without missing a step.
MOTHER’S DAY!? I know, we’re not even far from Easter and deep in April and folks are already prepping us for another big holiday. But I just had to share this very wonderful photo from Ebony‘s upcoming Mother’s Day issue (courtesy of Rev Run’s Twitter) that features all the kids, and both Rev Run’s current wife Justine, and his ex-wife, Valerie Vaughn. Vaughn is, of course, the mother of Vanessa, Angela and JoJo. She made an appearance or two on the show, Run’s House, but for the most part, she tried to stay M.I.A. from all of that. But I can now see where the girls get their good looks from!
In the photo op, her three babies stand around her, while Diggy, Russy (who is really growing up!) and daughter Miley all crowd around Justine (for those who didn’t remember, they adopted Miley near the end of the show). I wanted to share the photo because I was digging all the blended family love and I was also digging the fact that these ladies were more than happy to sit together for this photo (well, at least I’m assuming they were). Sets a great example for folks out here bickering with new wives, etc. Check out this spread and more when the Ebony issue drops on April 17. Better start figuring out what you’re going to get moms this time around…
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Apparently the music industry can be taxing on the soul and some of it’s biggest stars had to make a change. Whether that meant leaving the game entirely or switching up their style they decided to devote their energy to a higher power. Check out some artists and musicians who came to Jesus, Allah, or Moses.
By Mary Worrell
It’s not too much of a stretch to say that most people want to be number one in something. They want to lead a successful company or team, own their own business, and be a leader. But behind all great leaders and cultural influencers are behind-the-scenes advisors and friends. No one’s an island.
Rasheed Young is happy to play second fiddle to his bosses and friends Rev Run and Russell Simmons. “Man B” as he likes to call himself. The almost-40-year-old New York native will proudly rattle off comparisons of himself to TV butlers like “Benson” or Geoffrey from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
“I’m president of Run Athletics, but I like to leave that title alone because I’m such a renaissance man. I like to call myself a consigliere,” Young said. “I’m the man behind the bosses.”
It’s this willingness to serve and work where needed without a clear reward in sight that brought Young from the streets of Hollis Queens in New York City, looking for the next big rap act, to an office alongside some of the biggest names in hip-hop history.
While Young hadn’t yet found his passion, he went to Jamaica College to try and find it. He started out majoring in accounting, but was a terrible mathematics student. “My biggest game was talking my way through things,” he said. “All my friends were musicians at that moment and all I could do was wait for the next tour or party.”
His college career came to a halt Dec. 12, 1992. “That was when I woke up. My mother was murdered,” Young said.
Without a father and having just lost his mother, Young was in a daze of grief. “I was looking at the coffin and saying ‘I need to finish college for my mother,’” he said. “I have to grow up.”
For nearly five years Young tried to overcome his grief and finish college with a degree in-hand. “I was no long interested in finding rap’s new act. I just wanted to graduate. Period,” he said.
He switched from the math struggles of his accounting major to marketing and worked a number of office jobs, including a brief stint as a junior accountant for Time Warner. “Here was this black kid not knowing what he’s doing,” he recalled. “I talked my way into so many jobs and places and charmed my way into situations. The bosses loved me. They wanted me around.”
But Young quickly realized the mundane nature of corporate culture wasn’t for him. With one last paycheck on the way, he packed his bags and picked up a ticket to the Dominican Republic where he stayed for a month before heading to Miami for six more months. He didn’t tell anyone where he was going or why, but he just felt the need to leave the city.
A friend eventually convinced Young to drive back to New York with him. Soon after returning to New York, a friend asked Young to join a clothing company venture that would utilize the musicians and rappers in Young’s network to wear and market the business. The company, Cash is King, launched in 1998.
The business did well, but Young knew it needed a big name behind it to be anything more than a small-time venture.
“Artists at the time were figuring out they were good ambassadors for brands and I knew I needed the power of somebody big behind CIK,” he said. “That group, for me, was Run-D.M.C.”
A bit of serendipity would bring Young and Rev Run together and start their long-time, mentor-friend business partnership. Young read a magazine article featuring rappers and their houses and realized the house where Rev Run and his wife lived was right around the corner. Young wrote a long letter to Rev Run begging Run-D.M.C. to back the clothing line.