Citizen Change Political Art Exhibit Campaign

Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, Russell Simmons, Pharrell Williams, and Damon Dash were on hand for the World Premiere of Citizen Change Political Art Exhibit Campaign on September 29th in New York City. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.

The Source Slams Russell Simmons

The Source magazine’s Dave Mays and Ray Benzino slammed Russell Simmons for allegedly pulling out of the mag’s voter education rally in Miami. “Russell Simmons has been exploiting hip hop for years,” the two said in a press release. “Russell is a serious threat to the advancement of the black community.” Simmons responded by telling The New York Daily News: “I mean them no ill will and wish them the best, and I hope I can still be a part of the process to promote healing between the artists and each other. But I was not committed to go their summit.”

Rap And R&B All-Stars Join Forces On ‘Wake up Everybody’

Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds along with Mary J. Blige, Ashanti, Missy Elliott, Eve, Monica, Musiq, Brandy, Jamie Foxx, Reverend Run, Wyclef Jean and Russell Simmons united for the historic recording of ‘Wake Up Everybody’, with all proceeds benefiting America Coming Together (ACT). ACT is America Coming Together (ACT) who is working to register and mobilize voters to support progressive candidates at all levels of government. ACT is building the largest voter mobilization effort in history. Watch the ‘Wake Up Everybody’ video below.

Jay-Z Teams Up With Russell Simmons To Register New Voters

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The big news about Jay-Z and R. Kelly’s Best Of Both Worlds Tour is out. Not only is Jay-Z reuniting with Kelly for the tour and new album, but he is also using the tour to her register new voters in Ohio. The full article at has since been removed or relocated.

Kimora Lee Won’t Be On ‘Hip-Hop Justice’

Russell Simmons tells The New York Daily News that his wife Kimora’s recent arrest on a charge of reckless driving, in which a small amount of marijuana was allegedly found in her car, won’t be featured on his new Court TV program, ‘Hip-Hop Justice’. “We won’t be using Kimora,” said Simmons. “It’s too personal. But let me tell you, she was 100% innocent of all the charges, and we can prove there were absolutely no drugs.”

Playstation 2 And Russell Simmons Benefit In BevHills

Baby, Clive Davis, Reverend Run of Run-DMC, and Tyra Banks attended a benefit thrown by Playstation 2 and Russell Simmons to encourage voters to participate in this year’s elections at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on September 18th. Check out pictures from WireImage.

New Jersey Hip-Hop Summit

Damon Dash, Jim Jones, Ms. Diva, Remy Martin, Reverend Run, and Russell Simmons attended the Hip-Hop Summit on Thursday (September 23) at New Jersey Patriot Theater in Trenton, New Jersey. Check out pictures from WireImage.

He’s Gritty In Pink

The New York Daily News reports while urban designers have dabbled in pink for years, most give credit for the boldness of the recent Pepto explosion to Harlem rapper Cam’ron. “At first, it was subtle,” said Nikki Strong, a marketing manager for menswear at Russell Simmons’ Phat Farm line, which introduced pink for guys several years ago. “Then we saw Cam’ron going crazy with it.”