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Russell Simmons Faces Subpoena

1st August 2003

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...

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Def Jam Mogul Under Investigation

26th June 2003

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...

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Love Knows No Age Boundaries For Simmons

20th June 2003

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...

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Def Jam Mogul: Dissenters Out

20th June 2003

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...

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Simmons Discusses Drug Laws With Governor

5th June 2003

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...

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Diddy Slams Drug Laws

30th May 2003

Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS has called for New York's strict drug laws to be repealed.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...

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Russell Simmons Enters Banking

15th May 2003

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...

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Susan Sarandon Joins Rap Stars In Drug Fight

14th May 2003

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...

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Eminem And Nas Receive Honours In Detroit

28th April 2003

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...

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Eminem's Clothes Get An Early Airing

24th April 2003

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...

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Eminem And Method Man Set For Hip.hop Summit

21st April 2003

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...

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Jay Z Latest Star To Come Out Against War

3rd April 2003

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...

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Simmons Issues Anti.war Song Cry

2nd April 2003

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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