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Russell Simmons was born On October 4th of 1947
Simmons Teamed up with Kurtis Blow to make the song Christmas Rappin in 1979
Started Def Jam Recordings and established Rush Communications in 1984
Signed Distribution deal with CBS Recordings and produced the movie Krush Groove In 1985
Started Phat Farm clothing line and started Def Jam Comedy in 1992
Produced the Nutty Professor starring Eddie Murphy In 1996
Started the spin off of his company called Baby Phat In 1997.
Sold his Share of Def Jam Recordings to Universal Records for $100 million In 2000
Sold his share of the Phat Farm Clothing line for $140 million in 2004
Formed the Russell Simmons Music Group as a joint venture with Def Jam Recordings. in 2005.
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