Hip Hop Mogul and ‘Happy Vegan’ Author Russell Simmons

EP125I have to admit, this one was pretty fun … it’s not often (or ever) that I have the opportunity to speak to a legend in the hip-hop community. Or any other community, for that matter.

But when Russell Simmons, co-founder of the Def Jam Recordings, writes a book called The Happy Vegan, you better believe I’m going to try to get him on the podcast.

An outspoken vegan, yogi, and bestselling author, Russell Simmons has impacted far more than the music industry. In today’s episode Russell talks to me about his transition into veganism, and why he finds meditation and yoga to be essential parts of his Happy Vegan lifestyle.

Here’s what we talk about in this episode:

  • What does it mean to be a Happy Vegan?
  • How the hip-hop community has embraced veganism
  • Is the plant-based diet more expensive?
  • Meditation as a lifestyle change
  • The #1 question Russell gets asked (and it isn’t about protein)

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  1. But when Russell Simmons, co-founder of the Def Jam Recordings, writes a book called The Happy Vegan, you better believe I’m going to try to get him on the podcast, Happy Vegan

  2. Good interview, down to earth, it takes leaders (particularly in pop culture) such as Russell Simmons to save lives both Human and Animal through veganism.
    Thank you!
    Peter Sabbagh
    Founder, Thinkmatcha.com

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