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Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, and God

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The original hip-hop mogul, Russell Simmons is one of the most innovative and influential figures in modern American business and culture. Life and Def provides the blueprint of how he went from a kid running the streets of Queens, New York, to the creator of a multimillion-dollar empire of culture-defining enterprises, including everything from music to fashion, advertising to film, and media to politics.<P>Written with acclaimed author Nelson George, Life and Def interweaves Simmons's own remarkable journey with the story of a culture he has transformed and been transformed by. Through it all Simmons relates telling anecdotes about the characters he's dealt with: models and gangsters, street poets and gurus, and major players in film, music, and fashion. Full of advice, opinions, and behind-the-scenes scoop, Life and Def is the story of the quintessential hip-hop life.

About the Author

RUSSELL SIMMONS is the founder or cofounder of numerous successful companies and philanthropic organizations, including Def Jam Records, Phat Farm clothing, the dRush advertising agency, and Rush Philanthropic.

NELSON GEORGE is a groundbreaking journalist, cultural critic, novelist, and filmmaker. Among his nine books are Show and Tell, the award-winning Death of Rhythm & Blues, and Hip Hop America,. He can be reached at www.nelsongeorge.com.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780609807156
With:
George, Nelson
Author:
George, Nelson
Author:
Simmons, Russell
Author:
Russell Simmons with Nelson George
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Business Aspects
Subject:
Sound recording executives and producers
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop
Subject:
Simmons, Russell
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Rap
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
TWO 16-PP. BandW INSERTS
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.14x6.16x.80 in. .92 lbs.

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