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When Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin joined forces 25 years ago to create Def Jam Records, there wasn’t a hip-hop label like theirs, and there will probably never be another as innovative or impactful. The storied history of Def Jam has been thoroughly recounted in the newly released book Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 […]

Kanye West and Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons made surprise appearances at the Occupy Wall Street protests Monday afternoon. Russell was his usual loquacious self while Kanye practiced his “Magnum” stare into the camera. (spotted at RapRadar) RELATED POSTS: R&B MCs: Singers Who Rap And Rappers Who Sing [PHOTOS] Entertainment’s Most Famous “Bromances” I’m Survivin’: Celebs […]

Mogul, entrepreneur and philanthropist Russell Simmons was honored at the 2011 American Business Awards this past week with the Difference Maker Award for his “groundbreaking vision and influence on music, fashion, finance, television and film, as well as [being] the face of modern philanthropy.” President Michael Gallagher of the Stevie Awards says “Russell Simmons is […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Rick Rubin’s dorm room11 University Place, New York University When: 1984 What: The future mogul and aspiring record producer agree to join forces, signing their first act, a sixteen-year-old from Queens named LL Cool J. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black […]

We don’t know how he does it, but Russell Simmons has got himself another young model-looking girlfriend. He was spotted in St. Barts with her on the beach and walking through Gustavia. Just a few months ago, he was swapping spit with his girlfriend Heidi Allende: Russell Simmons & Girlfriend Show PDA At His Reality […]

In this exclusive video premiere on TheUrbanDaily, Dan Charnas, author of the epic new book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop, bursts a few widely-held myths about hip-hop. Myth #1: Suge Knight sprung Tupac from jail Myth #2: The Source was the first hip-hop magazine Myth #3: Kool Herc “invented” hip-hop […]

Amber Rose made a guest appearance on Russell Simmons’ reality show Running With Russell Simmons last night (November 16) and did the following things: “act” like a diva, wear absolutely nothing but thongs and underwear and admit that she wants a dude to be a man and choke her slap her and spit in her […]

Ashanti, John Legend, Russell Simmons, Coco, Ice-T and Jessica White all attended Hedi Klum’s annual Halloween Party!