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Russell Simmons Wants You To Drop The Weed, Pick Up A Yoga Mat

Russell Simmons dropped by Power 106 and speaks on the beneficial effects of yoga, and how it helps to quiet the mind, not numb the mind like drugs and more on The Cruz Show.
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Video: Russell Simmons: “[Trump] Was My Man Before He Ran For President”

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Russell Simmons speaks on his support for Hillary Clinton, his previous friendship with Donald Trump, and his digital entertainment company- All Def Digital! Continue reading “Video: Russell Simmons: “[Trump] Was My Man Before He Ran For President””

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Video: Russell Simmons Interview on Sway In The Moring

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Icon, Mogul, Russell Simmons stopped by Shade45. He talks about the Perfect blend between hip hop and politics, how passionate he is about it and The Happy Vegan. Continue reading “Video: Russell Simmons Interview on Sway In The Moring”

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Video: Russell Simmons Interview on Ebro In The Morning

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Russell Simmons dropped by Ebro in the morning to discuss his new book The Happy Vegan, the State of the Union and the 2016 Presidential race. Continue reading “Video: Russell Simmons Interview on Ebro In The Morning”

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Video: Russell Simmons Interview at The Breakfast Club

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Russell Simmons stops through to chat about his new book and what are the benefits to moving towards a vegan diet. Continue reading “Video: Russell Simmons Interview at The Breakfast Club”

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Video: Russell Simmons Interview on Ebro In The Morning

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Russell Simmons stopped by Hot 97 for an interview with Ebro, Rosenberg and Laura Stylez. He speaks on the current state of racism in our country, Donald Trump and much more. Continue reading “Video: Russell Simmons Interview on Ebro In The Morning”

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Video: Rick Rubin & Russell Simmons Talk Slick Rick in Latest “Back & Forth”

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Noisey is proud to present the fourth and final installment of a special edition of its Back & Forth series, featuring Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons. In the episode, which celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the legendary Def Jam Recordings, founders Simmons and Rubin discuss the rise of Slick Rick and what he meant to the label. Continue reading “Video: Rick Rubin & Russell Simmons Talk Slick Rick in Latest “Back & Forth””

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Video: Rick Rubin & Russell Simmons Reminisce in Latest “Back & Forth”

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Noisey is proud to present a special edition of its Back & Forth series, featuring Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons. In the episode, which celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the legendary Def Jam Recordings, founders Simmons and Rubin discuss the early days of the label, their first twelve-inch release, LL Cool J’s hit ‘Radio,’ and his involvement with RUN DMC. Continue reading “Video: Rick Rubin & Russell Simmons Reminisce in Latest “Back & Forth””

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Video: Russell Simmons Interview w/ The Breakfast Club

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Kanye Says Nothing @ #OccupyWallStreet [Video]

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Russell Simmons Speaks About Being “Super Rich” [Video]

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Dear Kanye… An Open Letter By Russell Simmons


Here’s Russell’s letter to Ye….

Dear Kanye,

   I have early recollections of Damon Dash calling me and forcing me to put you on Def Poetry Jam.  I knew your record, “Through The Wire,” but I didn’t know much more.  When you took the stage on Def Poetry Jam that night, and spit those genuine, heartfelt words, I witnessed your specialness that Damon had emphatically told me about.

   From that moment on, you became a poet who has inspired the poets.  I have proudly watched your career since then, and in case someone has missed the obvious, you are making a historical impact on music.  Your life story took a tough turn with the passing of your mother.  Although we grieved with you, we never really knew how much pain you were in.  We witnessed your moment at the MTV Music Awards and many of us dismissed it as, “oh that is just Kanye being Kanye.”  The hard part of all of this, is that we have all had moments in our lives that have been challenging, painful and hard to overcome, however most of us just hide our emotions and never deal with that inner-struggle that we face on a daily basis.  As an artist, Kanye, you have always looked inside for your inspiration…always exuding emotions that are in us, but that we never expose.  That is what artistry is about…to look inside for what is unique.  With your journey towards a higher level of consciousness, a journey that we all are on, you have shown through your art a commitment to greatness.

   The thirty minute film you most recently made was beyond brilliant.  Brilliance is not a word that can even begin to describe your ability to paint vibrant, vivacious, colorful yet muted paintings of poetry, music, costume, art, design and most important, passion.  The passion you put into your new album is why I stayed up all those nights in the early 80’s trying to get DJs and radio stations to play our records.  I knew this day would come. Actually, maybe I didn’t know, but I really, really hoped it would.  I didn’t work this hard when I was your age to watch the culture go the wrong way.  And you, my friend, just took us to another level.  I am simply in awe.

   With this power, as you know, comes great responsibility.  I am saying nothing you haven’t heard before.  When you spoke about President Bush during the Katrina telethon, it was not the particulars of your words that mattered, it was the essence of a feeling of the insensitivity towards our communities that many of us have felt for far too long.  It was the image of the President, our President, the President of the United States Of America, peering out the window of an airplane, as the people on the ground were drowning, that hurt us the most.  For centuries, our people have relentlessly tread water as hard as they could to stay afloat, and here we were, literally drowning, and it felt like the President was insensitive.  There is no need to apologize, Kanye.  You spoke from your heart and that is all we will ever ask from you.  Don’t be afraid of the press, as your art is your blueprint, thanks to Jay-Z, your big brother, we will always carry our destiny in our own hands.  You are are an artist whose art is masterful.  You are a servant to this world who no matter how hard it gets, keeps on giving.  Giving gifts that inspire us, challenge us and motivate us to be better family and friends.

   Keep on, Kanye.  Keep on.  We love you.  We cherish you.  And we will always have your back.

-Russell Simmons

via GlobalGrind