Russell Simmons (Episode 48)



Hip Hop magnate Russell Simmons sits down on the Vlad Couch to discuss his new book ‘The Happy Vegan’ – in which he unearths the benefits of the eco-friendly lifestyle and eliminating animal products from your diet. “I got high from 15 to 30 and I just stopped on 30.” He said, “I’m like a monk, I don’t smoke, drink, [and] I don’t eat animals.”

He goes on to detail what was behind the success of Def Jam, his relationship with Rick Rubin, and artists having made negative statements about working with him in the past. Uncle Rush delves into the Rockefeller laws, how celebrities can affect change, and why he has yet to become a politician.

Simmons rounds out the interview speaking on the lack of Black comedians since Def Comedy, why he came at Key & Peele, his thoughts on Bill Cosby, Stacey Dash, and Black people influencing pop culture.

Listen to the full interview above.

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