Success Principles From ‘Def Comedy Jam’

Success Principles From ‘Def Comedy Jam’

In July of 1992, business magnate, and hip hop innovator Russell Simmons launched an obscure pilot built on the platform of young, African-American comedians displaying their talents called Def Comedy Jam. Appropriately named, a franchise with global appeal, Def Jam was the company Simmons co-founded. By 1992, hip hop had reached pandemic levels and everyone wanted […]

Jay Z and Russell Simmons Meet New York Governor to Discuss Change

Jay Z and Russell Simmons Meet New York Governor to Discuss Change

Hip-hop tycoons Jay Z and Russell Simmons met with Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State, to discuss criminal justice reform relative to police brutality and the Eric Garner case. These moguls are seeking to advocate change in the wake of the racial disturbance in America. Jay Z, Simmons and Cuomo discussed acquiring special prosecutors […]