He's a hip-hop legend, a practicing minister, and a soon-to-be grandfather, but Rev Run says things just wouldn't have fallen into place if it hadn't been for one eye-opening night in his past.
Rev recalled one night of excess in his youth when his newfound fame went to his head. Run was in a presidential suite, calling in for food, drugs, and women to be brought to his door. "I was sitting in the Jacuzzi eating the pancakes, syrup was falling in the tub, as the weed ashes were falling in the tub... as Rolling Stone was knocking at the front door," he recalls. "And that's why this collar's wrapped around my neck — because I was excessive."
Rev soon realized that he was falling into the temptations of fame and losing control. "It was all going to go down at once," he says. "I thought I had everything, but everything actually had me."
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Now, he's excited about his most recent project, "Rev Run's Renovation," on DIY Network, which follows his massive home renovation, with one room changeover taking place every episode. "It's 'Run's House' on steroids," he says of the hectic redecoration. "Every moment there's stuff going on!"
To find out what Rev thinks about becoming a grandpa, check out this episode of "Daily Shot," and tune into "Rev Run's Renovation" Saturdays at 10pm on DIY Network.