Saturday night, Club Nikki at the Tropicana Las Vegas hosted a special deejay set by Rev Run that featured Mel Debarge.
Rev Run, also known as Reverend Run and Joseph Ward Simmons, is one of the founding members of the influential hip hop group Run-D.M.C. and a star of the hit MTV reality show “Run’s House.”
Besides playing a full deeay set accompanied by Debarge, Rev Run performed classic Run-D.M.C. hits “Walk This Way,” “Run’s House” and “It’s Tricky.” His performances of the songs quickly turned into sing-alongs with the enthusiastic crowd.
Rev Run wore a black Adidas track suit with white stripes and the Adidas Superstars shoes that Run-D.M.C. helped make famous in black with white stripes. Rev Run drank water and diet energy drinks during his set.
After Rev Run and Debarge completed their set, rap artist/singer Hot Rod from 50 Cent’s G-Note label gave a surprise two-song performance.
Earlier in the day at Nikki Beach, Rev Run enjoyed the afternoon in one of Nikki Beach’s signature teepee cabanas. In a separate group, singer Taylor Dayne in a black two piece bikini soaked up the sun on a day bed.