Poverty and ignorance (are) more of a problem in our community than convicting our poetsDeliberations start in hip-hop label trial Dec 01, 2005
The whole hip-hop community has not turned us down for any requestAnalysis: Hip-hop election? Jul 23, 2004
We've only got some money from the Democratic National CommitteeAnalysis: Hip-hop election? Jul 23, 2004
Throughout my career I have surrounded myself with people smarter than meRussell Simmons set for new docu-series Dec 07, 2009
For me this is significant because I grew up hereHip-hop mogul Simmons urges gang peace Mar 28, 2010
Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American entrepreneur, the co-founder, with Rick Rubin, of the pioneering hip-hop label Def Jam, and creator of the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics.
Russell Simmons is the younger brother of Daniel Simmons, Jr., and he is the older brother of Rev. Joseph Simmons, better known as "Run" of Run-DMC, and son of Daniel Simmons, Sr, a public school administrator and Evelyn Simmons, a New York City park administrator. His brother Daniel Simmons, Jr., is an accomplished abstract artist.
Russell Simmons has been vegan since 1998, and advocates the adoption of practicing Ahimsa and veganism citing animal rights along with the environmental and health benefits.