Russell Simmons Talks Def Jam History & His New Book

Russell Simmons talks about his book, "Success Through Stillness" as well as the history of Def Jam with HOT 97.

Russell Simmons sat down with HOT 97's Peter Rosenberg, E-Bro and Miss Info to discuss his new book, which focuses on yoga and meditation called Success Through Stillness.

He also talked about the history of Def Jam, and his relationship with the artists to this day. "I don't have artists I'm not friends with," he revealed.

"Things that disappoint me are people who didn't get to achieve all their greatness," he continued, highlighting one particular artist that he feels could have accomplished more if it were not for struggles with drugs and crime. "DMX is the number one I can think of, because he was brilliant."



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