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Simmons Plans Hip-hop Institute In New York

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is teaming up with community leaders in New York to build a hip-hop institute, cultural centre and museum in Jamaica, Queens. DEF JAM co-founder Simmons, along with CHARLES FISHER, founder...

Pharrell Leads Vibe Award Nominations

THE NEPTUNES star PHARRELL WILLIAMS leads the VIBE AWARDS with five nods. The ceremony, which will be held on 20 November (03) at the SANTA MONICA CIVIC CENTER in California, will be hosted by...

Reverend Run To Run Phat Farm Athletics

Rap legend JOSPEH 'REVEREND RUN' SIMMONS has been made president of American fashion line PHAT FARM ATHLETICS, after heading up PHAT FARM FOOTWEAR. The PHAT FARM division, which is owned by his brother rap...

Simmons' Wife At The Centre Of Sacking Row

Rap mogul-turned-designer RUSSELL SIMMONS' wife KIMORA regrets reprimanding an over-zealous shop assistant, after learning the clerk has been sacked. The former model complained when she felt she had been "verbally harassed" by a clerk...

Carly Simon Fights For Jailed Pal's Freedom

CARLY SIMON is fighting to get a musician pal out of jail because she believes he was wrongly convicted of drug dealing. JOHN FORTE, who produced THE FUGEES debut album, was handed a 14...

50 Cent Chills Out With Yoga

Rapper 50 CENT has discovered yoga after being introduced to a top New York teacher by pal LIL' KIM. The IN DA CLUB star has become the latest in a long line of rap...

Russell Simmons Selling Half Of His Fashion Empire

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has put half of the clothing division of his PHAT FASHIONS empire on the market for a whopping $150-200 million (GBP93.7-125 million). The sale will include the popular PHAT FARM...

Russell Simmons Joins Kfc Boycott

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is supporting PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA)'s call for a boycott on fast-food chain KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN (KFC). Simmons appeared in a full-page advertisment in THE COURIER-JOURNAL...

Russell Simmons Defends Wife

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS was so infuriated with jibes about his designer wife KIMORA LEE SIMMONS' taste and spending habits, he fired off an angry letter to her critics. The DEF JAM co-founder put...

Judge Suspends Russell Simmons Investigation

LATEST: An investigation into whether rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS violated lobbying laws while trying to reform New York's drug statutes has been suspended. The hip-hop mogul had faced a 20 August (03) deadline to...

Russell Simmons Faces Subpoena

Officials have ordered RUSSELL SIMMONS to hand over documents as part of their probe into whether he violated lobbying laws while trying to reform New York's drug statutes. The hip-hop mogul faces a 20...

Def Jam Mogul Under Investigation

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has landed himself at the centre of an investigation - due to his allegedly aggressive political lobbying efforts. The DEF JAM boss is suspected of using extreme lobbying in an...

Love Knows No Age Boundaries For Simmons

When hip-hop entrepreneur RUSSELL SIMMONS first met his future wife, he had no idea just how young she was. Back in 1993 Simmons, then 35, met 17-year-old model KIMORA at a fashion show, where...

Def Jam Mogul: Dissenters Out

DEF JAM RECORDS founder RUSSELL SIMMONS is fed up with all the meek-mannered people in the music business. American Simmons, who launched names including METHOD MAN and JAY-Z on the world, says there is...

Simmons Discusses Drug Laws With Governor

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS met with New York's Governor GEORGE PATAKI on Tuesday (03JUN03) to discuss revising the state's drug laws. Simmons has held a series of rallies in recent weeks to address the...

Diddy Slams Drug Laws

Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS has called for New York's strict drug laws to be repealed. The laws, passed in the 1970s, can subject first time offenders to 15 years to life in...

Russell Simmons Enters Banking

DEF JAM co-founder RUSSELL SIMMONS has branched into a new area - banking. Simmons, founder of PHAT FARM men's apparel, has launched a prepaid VISA debit card that caters to the 48 million...

Susan Sarandon Joins Rap Stars In Drug Fight

OSCAR-winning actress SUSAN SARANDON is adding her support to a new protest - she wants to repeal New York's tough drug laws. The screen star - who faced a backlash for her anti-war stance...

Eminem And Nas Receive Honours In Detroit

Rappers EMINEM and NAS were honoured for their musical efforts during Detroit, Michigan's HIP-HOP SUMMIT on Saturday (26APR03). Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS was among those who announced that the hip-hop stars would receive awards...

Eminem's Clothes Get An Early Airing

EMINEM is so happy with the first items from his SHADY LTD clothing line he's putting them in stores as early as this weekend (beg25APR03). The Detroit rapper will join the likes of P...

Eminem And Method Man Set For Hip.hop Summit

Rappers EMINEM, METHOD MAN and DOUG E FRESH are set to appear at America's latest Hip-Hop Summit. The stars will be joined by others including REDMAN, CAM'RON + THE DIPLOMATS, KEITH MURRAY AND CAPONE-N-NOREAGA...

Jay Z Latest Star To Come Out Against War

Rapper JAY Z has used a rap to make his protest against the war in Iraq. The Brooklyn star has added an anti-war rap to a remix of PANJABI MC's worldwide hit MUNDIAN TE...

Simmons Issues Anti.war Song Cry

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is encouraging rap superstars to record anti-war songs. Simmons has singled out stars SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS and JAY-Z as two people who could reach a huge audience if they...

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