Russell Simmons Explains How Hip Hop Saved His Life On Combat Jack
Def Jam founder and hip-hop yogi Russell Simmons took to the podcast waves on The Combat Jack Show to discuss his former life as a hooligan. Uncle Rush spoke to the importance of meditation, his life as a gang member, drug dealing, the legacy of DJ Hollywood--whose nursery school raps still ring through the echoed halls of hip-hop -- and touches on industry luminaries like Rick Rubin, Lyor Cohen and Dame Dash. While so many cling to the now corny adage "Hip-Hop Saved My Life" -- sorry Lupe-- few can claim so with the validity that Rush brings forth. There's so much packed into this nearly two-hour interview that we can barely do it service, so go peep Uncle Rush rap about his various industry exploits and be prepared to get floored by how expansive his capacity for productivity really is.