russell simmons

Hell Raisin’

This is Mom's Place, a combination Jamaican restaurant/car service/pool hall on Hollis Avenue and 200th Street in Hollis, Queens, the middle-class black neighborhood where the…
John Leland / May 15, 2017

Russell Simmons Is Producing The Definitive History of Hip Hop Documentary Series

Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons has announced The Definitive History of Hip-Hop, a new documentary series. Living up to its title, the show is set to cover…
Brian Josephs / March 14, 2017

Russell Simmons to Host “I Am a Muslim Too” Rally This Sunday

This Sunday, Russell Simmons will host a Time Square rally called "I Am a Muslim Too." The event, scheduled to run from noon to 4…
Brian Josephs / February 16, 2017

Russell Simmons Is Going to Give Musical Theater a Shot

Def Jam founder Russell Simmons is setting his sights on live theater. Simmons and the Universal Music Group are teaming up for The Scenario, a show…
Brian Josephs / February 6, 2017

Bill O’Reilly Thinks Beyonce Harms Children

Not even two weeks ago, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly had some harsh words for "gangster rappers" Jay Z and Kanye West, citing them as…
Dan Reilly / March 11, 2014

Lady Gaga, Middle East Victims of Unfortunate Musical Metaphors

Why did so many musical figures use dubious metaphors this week? We cannot answer that question. But we can compile them into a list for…
Devon Maloney / June 22, 2012

Watch Kanye West Quietly Support Occupy Wall St. Protesters

On his new album Watch the Throne, Kanye West reminds us (repeatedly) of his love of Maybach cars, Hermes clothes, and Rolex watches. But the…
William Goodman / October 11, 2011