If you're going to take advice from anyone, Russell Simmons isn't a bad mentor. He started a media empire out of his college dorm. He's easily responsible for more than half of the hip-hop classics you've enjoyed in your lifetime, not to mention tons of television and movies you've loved. Maybe you ... More >>
If you had the chance to ask Diddy any question, what would it be? To be honest, we used to think Diddy was a kook. He seemed so wacky, so flashy, and so demanding on Making the Band. Then we heard him speak at this past weekend's Revolt Music Conference, and we realized this guy is where he is tod ... More >>
The Federal Food Drinks, & Provisions' Cesar Zapata is not only a talented chef, he's a tech wiz as well. The chef/owner of The Federal is also the co-founder of greenRoks, a company that strives to educate and entertain youth culture through music, story-telling, and technology. The company has j ... More >>
Whether serving as the multimillionaire cofounder of Def Jam Records, shouting down injustice at Occupy Wall Street, or stumping for the President of the Unites States of America, Russell Simmons -- the rap legend, media mogul, and dedicated vegan -- never stops reppin' the people. That's why we he ... More >>
In what I can only describe as PETA's latest inventive publicity stunt, prominent vegan and record producer Russell Simmons (in partnership with PETA) sent a letter to New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley on Friday, congratulating him on the proposed ban on large (16 oz. or larger) su ... More >>
See Russell Simmons, Rev Run, and others' Twitter reactions to the death of Adam Yauch as well as Crossfade's memorial slideshow of Beastie Boys concert photos. Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch (AKA MCA) is dead. Details about what ultimately took his life have not yet been released. UPDATE: The rapper a ... More >>
Art Basel not only offers an overload of visual stimulation, it also presents a time to dredge up any tragic feelings of rejection you experienced in your youth. Sure, there are like 300 openings and parties each and every night of next week, but there are only like three you want to go to. Those ar ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke starts a worldwide political movement.Around this time last year, undercover racist movement Take America Back began to take s ... More >>
For this year's Super Bowl festivities, a four-day, celebrity-filled affair is about to check in to the newly renovated Eden Roc Renaissance Resort under the name of Hotel 944. The party kicks off with a charity event hosted by NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and his Super Skins partner, Nick Lachey ... More >>
JoAnne McArthurMore than 46 million turkeys will have their beaks and toes painfully amputated this year so that they can be packed by the thousands into dark, filthy warehouses on factory farms. That's why Farm Sanctuary is holding coast-to-coast celebrations FOR the turkeys. In NYC, Russell Sim ... More >>
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Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget "Now go and get your money little Duffle Bag Boy ... cos I ain't ever ran from a nigga and I damn sho ain't bout to pick today to start runnin ..." Now where was Lil' Wayne when you need him? This past Saturday's Hip Hop Summit "Get Your Money Right" Conference wa ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff Recently, I met up with 50 at G-Unit Clothing headquarters on 23rd Street, which boasts a faux-library of gold-painted books and topless ebony mannequins. In the flesh, Curtis Jackson III repped his brand loyalties by wearing a white Yankees cap, white Reeboks, and having the office ... More >>
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