The Run of Run–D.M.C switched his stage name to Rev. Run after he was ordained as a Pentecostal minister by his spiritual mentor, E. Bernard Jordan. He never stopped making music. His first feature as a reverend was on the 2005 track, “Song 4 Lovers,” by UK pop band Liberty X. His first album as the Rev followed that and then came Run’s House, the reality show following him and his family. He now stars in Rev Run’s Renovation with his wife, Justine. The show airs on the DIY Network and HGTV.
MC Hammer has always been a Christian, but somewhat strayed from his faith during his success. It wasn’t until 1997 that Mr. “2 Legit 2 Quit” began his television ministry, M.C. Hammer and Friends, and appearing on Praise the Lord programs where he publicly revealed he was an ordained minister. Once “Master of Ceremonies,” Hammer revamped the M.C. in his name to mean “Master of Christ.” He’s still ministering today and popping in every now and again to perform the classics.
Known for his old school classics, “The Breaks” and “Basketball,” the hip-hop legend became an ordained minister in 2009. He then founded The Hip Hop Church in New York and traveled preaching the word. He also continued making music with his new group, Kurtis Blow & The Trinity. Kurt is still pushing the word of God and remaining a legend in the hip-hop industry.
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