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Russell Simmons Appears on PETA Postage Stamp
Russell Simmons has become the first member of the hip-hop community to appear on a postage stamp.
On Tuesday (Nov. 29), Animal rights advocacy group PETA released a series of stamps, featuring the 20 most influential vegetarians, and Rush, a 13-year vegan, has been chosen, along with Sir Paul McCart…
Russell Simmons Backs Constitutional Amendment
Hip-hop mogul and Occupy protest supporter Russell Simmons was in Boston yesterday to introduce a constitutional amendment he says would keep corporations from interfering in American politics.
Authored by an anonymous "leading senior congressman," according to the Def Jam founder, …
Def Jam to Publish 300-Page Label History
Seminal rap label Def Jam is preparing to publish a memoir of its own storied history, with the humbly-titled 'Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label.'
The 304-page tome is written by hip-hop legend Bill Adler and writer Dan Charnas, with prefaces by Def Jam titans Rick…
Diddy Sued Over 2010 Shooting at Atlanta Restaurant
Music executive and aspiring rapper Tony Austin aka "Mr. Make it Happen" has filed suit against hip-hop mogul Diddy over a 2010 shooting that occurred outside of his Atlanta, Ga. restaurant Justin's.
Though neither were critically injured in the incident, Austin was rushed to the hospital, …
Russell Simmons Interviews Bow Wow About New Daughter
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Following Bow Wow's recent confession that he fathered a daughter with ex-girlfriend Joie Chavis, hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons took it upon himself to speak with the 24-year-old rapper-turned-actor about the impact his announcement has made on the lives of his fans and fellow…
Russell Simmons Rumored to Make Def Jam Return
April 1 ushers in April Fools Day and with that comes a wealth of stories that may prove to be untrue come tomorrow. In what some believe may be a hoax on this day of jokes, Russell Simmons is rumored to be making a return to Def Jam, the label he helped to create alongside Rick Rubin...
Russell Simmons to Fight Childhood Obesity With Dr. Oz
Russell Simmons is continuing his streak of good deeds this week by partnering with television personality Dr. Oz for an event to help fight childhood obesity. The partnership will kick off with a gala that benefits the Oz-founded non-profit HealthCorps -- a body that aims to address adolescent obes…
Russell Simmons Honored With GLAAD Award
Hip-hop entrepreneur and activist Russell Simmons was honored at the GLAAD Media Awards during its annual ceremony on Saturday (March 19) in New York City. Other honorees included pop singer Ricky Martin, comedian Tina Fey, anchor Anderson Cooper and Oprah...

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