February 17, 2011
In the latest segment of the Vine series on African-American power and leadership, Russell Simmons tells The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., what he says to his Jewish friends about his close relationship with Louis Farrakhan. He also reveals the moment he first knew that he had made it, and his views on the enduring appeal of hip-hop.
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