Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons started his own music management company (Rush Management) and became a concert promoter in the late 1970s. But it was in 1985 that Simmons, along with Rick Rubin, formed the iconic music label Def Jam Recordings. They went on to sign some of the biggest acts in hip hop, from Run DMC to Will Smith and the Beastie Boys. Simmons sold his stake in Def Jam in 1999 and later expanded his television ventures, launching the successful Def Comedy Jam on HBO, Def Poetry Jam (which was also on HBO and garnered a Tony nomination when it was staged on Broadway) and the Phat Farm clothing line. He has been a political activist, forming the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, and is an ardent yoga devotee. Simmons has two daughters with former wife, model/entrepreneur Kimora Lee Simmons.

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Hip Hop Gives to Flint, MI

These artists and entrepreneurs all helped out Flint.

The Real: Russell Preaches on Flint

Highlights: Russell fights for Flint. (1/29/2016)

Wendy Williams: Russell Preaches Veganism

Highlights: Russell talks about letter to Donald Trump. (1/13/2016)

Russell Simmons' RushCard Creates Fund to Help Customers

RushCard, the pre-paid debit card backed by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, will create a "multi-million dollar" fund to help cover the costs that its customers suffered while the card was beset by technical problems earlier this month.

Cops Knew Ahmed Mohamed Clock Wasn't a Bomb

Texas teen was arrested for bringing a device that 'caused alarm.'
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