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Russell Simmons, Kimora Lee announce separation

NEW YORK - The marriage of hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and his model-turned-entrepreneur wife, Kimora Lee, has come to an end. In a statement provided to The Associated Press...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/01/ent_75017.shtml
Things to Do
Knocking out a problem

...goes down. "She gonna call the cops," the cameraman is heard saying as they flee.We agree with hip-hop legend Russell Simmons, who also has released anti-knockout game videos."Why don't you hit somebody that might hit you back?" he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-01-17/knocking-out-problem
Cher in the City: Sommore will be queen of comedy in Augusta

...Denzel).Sommore was the first woman to host BET's Comic View, for the 1994-1995 season, and has hosted Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam and Showtime at the Apollo. In 1995, she received the Richard Pryor Award for Comic of the Year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2012-12-28/cher-city-sommore-wil
Rap mogul Simmons takes poetry mainstream with HBO series

...mainstream America. Def Jam record label founder Russell Simmons said his HBO show, "Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry," will be a springboard...And his first collaboration with HBO, "Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam," was a hit that exposed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/25/liv_340778.shtml
Life & style
African suffering hasn't sparked a major movement by black artists

...some of black music's biggest stars - especially those representing hip-hop. The Philadelphia concert boasts Russell Simmons as one of its producers and A-list acts such as Destiny's Child and Alicia Keys - a far cry from 1985's Live...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/02/mus_457561.shtml
Music
Rapper Diggy proves to be something to scream about

...the 16-year-old son of hip-hop icon Rev. Run and nephew of fashion mogul and Def Jam Recordings co-founder Russell Simmons can watch the young rapper in action at the Scream Tour: The Next Generation at Bell Auditorium on Sept. 30.Diggy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2011-09-21/rapper-diggy-proves-b
Fight for cleaner air

...hip-hop artists who made the "ho" word infamous - and who say a lot worse than that in their lyrics. Music executive Russell Simmons has suggested banning three epithets from "clean" versions of music that hit the airwaves. But his offering is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/26/edi_126130.shtml
Editorials
Film opens revealing window into black life, attitudes

...produced, he gives others the floor. The mighty and rich, including Secretary of State Colin Powell and hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, are heard. So, in equal measure, are those who often are voiceless. Following in the footsteps of acclaimed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/29/tel_402745.shtml
Television
Hip-hop stars aim to get fans to the polls in November

...try and make voting cool to a hip-hop generation that Combs has dubbed "the forgotten ones." Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons brought his Hip-Hop Summit Action Network to the Democratic National Convention on Monday, registering voters with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/27/mus_423408.shtml
Music
Platinum-selling rap label drops 'Murder' from its name

...by Ja Rule and Ashanti, announced the label's name change at a crowded event attended by hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons and Hip-Hop Summit Action Network head Benjamin Chavis. The label's name, according to Gotti, came to him as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/05/mus_388638.shtml
Music