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Russell Simmons

Business (born 4-Oct-1957)


Stacy Gueraseva. Def Jam, Inc.: Russell Simmons, Rick Rubin, and the Extraordinary Story of the World's Most Influential Hip Hop Label. One World Ballantine. 2005. 329pp.

Alex Ogg. The Men Behind Def Jam: The Radical Rise of Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin. Omnibus Press. 2002. 244pp.

Russell Simmons; with Nelson George. Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, + God. Three Rivers Press. 2002. 288pp.


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