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Frank Ocean’s Father Sues Russell Simmons

Frank Ocean’s father has been absent most of his life, and Ocean has been open about what kind of effect it had on him. Back in December 2012, the singer tweeted that his father wanted to sue him for a million dollars: “Like I owe him back child support. Weak individual bought me a swi… More »

By: James Rettig / September 14, 2014 - 11:52 am

Metallica Play With Two Bassists, But Not Eminem, At Rock Hall Induction

The Rock Hall shifted gears this year for its induction ceremony, trading the swanky/stuffy hotel cocktail soiree of years past for a return to Cleveland, home to the hall since 1995. It was the second time the city hosted the event, and rather than an audience exclusively comprising ungracefully aging industry suits, this weekend’s festivitie… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 6, 2009 - 9:59 am

New Men Without Pants – “And The Girls Go”

Why didn’t anyone come up with this band name before Russell Simins and Dan The Automator? Hindsight, punsters. Regardless, taking a break from rocking out with the kids in Tiny Masters of Today, Simins handles guitars, drums and vocals while Dan’s on programming/electronics. Both do production. If this seems like an oddball collaboration, remember Da… More »

By: brandon / March 20, 2008 - 3:26 pm

A Statement By Russell Simmons On Behalf Of HSAN

Saul Williams’s letter to Oprah touched a nerve, so thought you’d be curious to hear Russell Simmons’s take on the situation: tipping towards Tipper, replete with proposals for “guidelines” and “good corporate social responsibility.”Recommendation to the Recording and Broadcast Industries:
A Statement by Russell Simmons and Dr. Benjamin Chavis on behalf of the Hip-Hop Summit… More »

By: Stereogum / April 23, 2007 - 3:53 pm

“What’s Not Cool Is Antisemitism”

Jay-Z and Russell Simmons remind you that tolerance is always in fashion. We agree! Just wanna make sure you’re laughing at Borat for the right reasons. More »

By: Stereogum / November 14, 2006 - 1:22 pm