The CBS Early Show had Russell Simmons on Thursday morning to talk about ‘Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway’ which he opened later that day in New York. They also showed highlights of the play from a preview performance. Russell says bringing spoken word to broadway was a natural step. He says the diverse racial and geographical backgrounds of the poets wasn’t by design. Jam Master Jay also plays a part in the play, and Simmons also commented on his legacy. Watch the interview here.