Russell Simmons speaks about his new meditation book and meditation itself at the start and end of this thorough interview. In between he reflects on his long storied career, touching on the impact Eddie Cheeba had on him, how he felt when the Beastie Boys left Def Jam , and even fields a few risque questions about oral sex. (Interview starts about 15 min. in.)
Combat Jack says: The Godfather of this whole damb thing, Rush broke bread reflecting on his time as a gang member, small time drug dealer, how Hip-Hop saved his life, why DJ Hollywood should be remembered in the rap history books, why Diddy is the man he his today, Rick Rubin, Lyor Cohen, Dame Dash, how he’s not hung up on the word “nigga”…. so much covered that we had to end it with a lesson in meditation, literally. I’ve seen a lot in my life, but I never thought I’d see the day when a real life rap yogi would be walking us down memory lane.