Russell Simmons To Produce “The Definitive History Of Hip-Hop” Docuseries

TYT Interviews Russell Simmons’ making big moves to put together a docuseries of hip-hop’s history, maybe some will learn something.


Russell Simmons Details The Moment He Ended His 30+ Year Friendship With Trump

Russell Simmons and Donald Trump are both successful business men in NYC, and had developed a close friendship over the years of crossing paths. However, that went out the window when Trump became President and turned into someone that Russell no longer knew. “We haven’t been friends since the day he announced,” Russell tells the Daily News. “I said, ‘I’d rather Kim Kardashian be President.’ So he called the office and that was the end of our friendship. I didn’t pick the phone up.”


(Photos) Russell Simmons Says The Game vs. Meek Beef Is Over; Game’s Manager Denies It

This morning, Russell Simmons stopped by Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning to record an interview that will be aired tomorrow. Following the sit-down, he posted a photo with the morning cast to Instagram, and in the caption, revealed that he explains in the interview how he squashed the beef between Meek Mill and The Game. I actually was in the room for the interview, and Russell basically explained that he’d hopped on the phone with both guys (separately,) and told them they need to take a different route and set a better example for the youth. He says they both agreed with him, and promised to stop fueling the issues. According to Game’s manager Wack, that’s not true.


Judge Throws Out Frank Ocean’s Dad’s $142 Million Lawsuit Against Russell Simmons

2 years ago, Frank Ocean’s estranged father, Calvin Cooksey, sued Russell Simmons and Global Grind. He accused them of defaming his name by labeling him a deadbeat dad, and decided that $142 million would make it all better. SMH. The Global Grind story was based around a tweet sent out by Frank himself, where he called Cooksey a scheming father and a deadbeat, so it’s not like they made up something out of thin air. Thankfully, a judge has once again shut down the suit, ordering the case to be dismissed once and for all, and Cooksey not be awarded from his complaint.


(Photos) NFL: Russell Simmons Pens Open Letter to Kate Upton & Others Bothered By Protest on 9/11

Colin Kaepernick’s protest started a necessary conversation when he refused to stand for the national anthem in light of the racism, inequality, oppression and police brutality against black people and other minorities.  The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has received a lot of support but he’s also facing a lot of opposition.  Detractors, including model/actress Kate Upton, objected to the protest and said it was “even more horrific” to sit during the anthem on 9/11 as many NFL players did in support of Kaepernick.  In addition to several tweets, she posted a photo of four Miami Dolphins players who knelt during the anthem on 9/11, and posted a long caption about why it was wrong.  In an exclusive for The Undefeated, Russell Simmons penned a response to Upton and others who have an issue with Kaepernick’s protest and the timing.


NFL: Russell Simmons Offers Brandon Marshall Endorsement Deal After He Lost Two For Protesting

Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall lost two endorsement deals after he joined his former teammate, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, in taking a knee during the national in protest.  Since then, Russell Simmons has publicly offered an endorsement deal to Marshall through his RushCard company.


(Video) Russell Simmons Clarifies Why Rick Rubin Left Def Jam

Russell Simmons goes into why he and co-founder of Def Jam, Rick Rubin, split only 5 years after starting their legendary business out of an NYU dorm room in 1983. Hit the jump for Russ’ clarity.


(Videos): Russell Simmons’ New Agency Will Help Brands Connect With Younger Audience

Russell Simmons, Adweek Brand Visionary launched an in-house creative agency to help brands appeal to young audiences in a new way. This will serve as a creative unit of All Def Digitial (ADD) to attract the younger generations in a genuine way.


(Photo) Russell Simmons Gives His Thoughts On Donald Trump

This isn’t the first time we’ve witnessed a celebrity sound off on Donald Trump. Im sure this won’t be the last either. We’ve heard from Chris Brown, T.I., John Legend, and now Russell Simmons is sharing his thoughts on Trump.


(Photos) Uncle Russ Rents Out His NYC Penthouse For $30K; Take A Look Inside

Russell Simmons has been trying to sell his NYC penthouse for quite some time now, and by that we means YEARS! He has finally had enough of waiting for a sale. Instead, the hip hop mogul has decided this list the decked out pad as a rental at $29,500/mo.


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