Russell Simmons Announces Return To The Music Production Business

Reuters reports entrepreneur Russell Simmons announced his return to the music production business Wednesday, working with the rap label where he made his fortune. Simmons, who co-founded Def Jam Records two decades ago before selling it in 1999 for 100 million in U.S. dollars, will head Russell Simmons Music Group (RSMG). Tony Austin was named President of RSMG.

Russell Simmons & Rev Sharpton Meeting With KFC

A source tells Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com that Russell Simmons and Reverend Al Sharpton have been at the center of secret negotiations between KFC and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Read more.

Kimora Lee Simmons Sends Out Warning

Kimora Lee Simmons has a warning for women trying to pick up on her hip-hop mogul hubby Russell Simmons. “I will beat a bitch’s ass.” Kimora tells Vanity Fair. “I don’t play that disrespectful ho sh**. I have very little respect for those kinds of women. And if I catch you with my man, disrespecting, I will beat your ass.”

Does Russell Simmons Practice What He Preaches?

Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com reports hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is getting some flak from ADL national director Abram Foxman for condemning anti-Semitism while, according to the group, acting as an apologist for Nation of Islam leader the Reverend Louis Farrakhan, who has been accused of anti-Semitism. Read more.

mtvU’s ‘Stand In’ With Russell And Rev Run

Russell Simmons and Reverend Run of Run-DMC surprised the University of Colorado, Denver’s African-American Business Student Alliance for mtvU’s ‘Stand In’ program to discuss the keys to successful marketing on February 18th. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

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