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Obama Speaks to Youth Through Russell Simmons
President Obama has taken to the road, airwaves and media to spread his optimistic message about America's future that served as the basis for his State of the Union address earlier this week. Notably, one of his core constituencies is the hip-hop generation that was so vocal in getting him ele…
Russell Simmons Pushes for Peace and Stricter Gun Laws
The recent shootings in Arizona served as yet another painful reminder that guns can cause horrible outcomes when placed in the wrong hands. That's why a group of politicians and moguls like Russell Simmons have joined together for another 'Peace Week' -- a special week-long explorati…
Russell Simmons Reveals How to Be ‘Super Rich’ in New Book
Notably one of the wealthiest people in entertainment and fashion, Russell Simmons is sharing his secrets in his new book 'Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All.' The music mogul certainly knows about being "super rich." Simmons -- who in 1991 founded Rush Communications as a way to bundle …
LL Cool J Among Likely Queens Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Inductees
The New York City borough of Queens has had a rich history throughout the ages and City officials are now in the process of creating its first ever Hall of Fame to honor influential residents. While hip-hop was born in the Bronx, Queens was the genre's second home; its history with music runs d…
Will.i.am Doesn’t Care What Rappers Think — Say What!
Will.i.am really does not care what you guys think anymore. "I'm like, 'Cool. It's not crowded. Y'all n--gas stay over there," he said of his critics in the hip hop community. "F--k a quotable. I ain't trying to make other rappers be like, 'Yo…
Russell Simmons Files $55 Million Fashion Lawsuit
Russell Simmons has been in the fashion industry for years, but he hasn't had any internal legal snafus -- until now. Simmons, who founded Phat Farm in 1992 and sold it twelve years later for $140 million, has filed a $55 million breach of contract lawsuit against Hong Kong-based partner Li & Fu…
Russell Simmons Creates Peaceful Public Art Protest
Russell Simmons spends a lot of his time fighting injustice nowadays. As a resident of downtown Manhattan with property literally right across the street from Ground Zero, Simmons has been particularly appalled at the anti-Islam sentiment that has grown in opposition to the Park 51 mosque and cultur…
Russell Simmons Lends Support to Animal Rights Film
Russell Simmons has consistently taken on animal rights causes throughout his career, but openly admits that the culture needs to do a better job of grabbing the general public's attention. In turn, he's throwing his support behind a new independent action film centered around the Animal Liberation …
JB Smoove Reflects on Hosting New Russell Simmons Show
JB Smoove, the hilarious comedian that serves as our primary role model in his Leon Black character from HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' made his debut last night (July 11) as the host of Russell Simmons' new comedy program 'Comedy Central Presents: Stand-Up at The El-Rey...

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