Life and Def

Paperback $14.99

Three Rivers Press | Sep 24, 2002 | 288 Pages | 6-1/8 x 9-1/8 | ISBN 9780609807156

  • Paperback$14.99

    Three Rivers Press | Sep 24, 2002 | 288 Pages | 6-1/8 x 9-1/8 | ISBN 9780609807156

  • Ebook$9.99

    Crown Archetype | Dec 18, 2001 | ISBN 9780676905120

Praise

“Simmons managed what most of us only dream about: igniting a revolution rather than witnessing one.” —Gotham

“An unbelievably fascinating and provocative account that I found hard to put down. Life and Def is Russell’s
Art of the Deal.” —Donald Trump

“Urban legend Russell Simmons nearly single-handedly made rap music and culture mainstream. An African-American Horatio Alger tale.” —New York Post

“An inspiring glimpse at the rap impresario’s road to redemption.” —Essence

“In Life and Def, hip-hop’s mega-mogul gives the raw, uncut story behind his rise to the top.” —Honey

“Simmons’s love for hip-hop in general, and rap in particular, can’t be mistaken. This book is insightful. . . . Anybody who cares about rap should read this.” —Black Issues Book Review

“Groundbreaking . . . a serious blueprint of how to create a multimillion-dollar empire.” —New York Amsterdam News

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