A Chat With Russell Simmons

A Chat With Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons is arguably the most important figure in the history of music and its cultural impact across all media. His ability to diversify strategically has been a hallmark of his success. From his early 20s, first with Def Jam Records and then as an ambitious entrepreneur, Russell Simmons saw his hip hop empire blossom into a genre-busting and comprehensive media universe. His Rush Communications included a clothing company, television shows, a management company, a magazine and an advertising agency. His movie production house has produced such films as KRUSH GROOVE and THE NUTTY PROFESSOR. In addition to his media career, Simmons helped found the Hip Hop Summit Action Network, the Rush Philanthropic Organization and the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding. NATPE 2015 is honored to welcome a true media pioneer for a unique and memorable conversation. Not to be missed…