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Russell Simmons on harnessing the power of hip-hop to change the world via @grist

Russell Simmons on harnessing the power of hip-hop to change the world via @grist

Courtesy Global Grind Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is the co-founder of Def Jam Records, a sometime reality star , and an entrepreneur who's launched a number of successful ventures including clothing lines Phat Farm and Baby Phat . He's also a yoga-practicing vegan who's hoping to use his resources to make change in the world of hip-hop -- and the world at large. Describing himself as "hip-hop to the bone," Simmons is quick to hail the power of that community in influencing politics, pointing to a recent change in drug policy in New York State . "That was because Jay-Z and Puffy and Rev Run and LL Cool J and many other people came out to rally," he says. "A lot of politicians joined them, but the artists made the noise and created the energy and made the change." Simmons has high hopes for rallying that same energy in the fight against climate change -- an issue, he admi...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2009-04-28-russell-simmons-h...

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