Signed Russell Simmons: "Do You"
“Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.“ -Russell Simmons
Before Jay Z, Diddy and Dre there was Russell Simmons, the original hip-hop mogul. A former New York street hustler turned promoter, artist manager, record producer, and label owner, Simmons also added business magnate and self-help guru to his resume. With his diverse portfolio of interests, he's amassed a personal fortune of more than $300 million and has changed the face of hip hop many times over at Def Jam, the label he co-founded with the producer Rick Rubin.
Russell Simmons has also helped create such groundbreaking ventures as Phat Farm clothing, and Def Comedy Jam. Russell might have helped introduce hip-hop to the world, but he credits his success to his belief in a strong set of principles, or laws.
In his book Do You, Russell lays out twelve straightforward steps, that reveal a path that anyone can follow to realize their dreams. Writing with Chris Morrow, Simmons relates his part biblical, part yogic principles, world-class business acumen and street-tough attitude that developed as he built his fortune and cemented his place in history by believing that hip-hop artists had as much to say to society as any Julliard graduate.
Simmons illustrates some highly personal lessons with his own struggles and triumphs and those of his high-powered business friends, persuading street entrepreneurs that they can get all sorts of places simply by being generous and real and never changing to suit others' ideas of decency and taste.
This hardcover book is in near perfect condition, and has been signed on the title page, in black fibertip marker, in Russell Simmons’ own hand. His signature has been authenticated by third party experts from the top authenticators in the country.
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