CANNES, FRANCE – Cannes Lions announced that Russell Simmons will join an all-star lineup of speakers at the 2017 Festival of Creativity to be held in June for Entertainment. The Queens, New York native, Simmons the Co-founder and Chairman of All Def Digital will talk about the future of entertainment. Simmons paved the way for the hip-hop revolution in 1984 when he co-founded Def Jam Records, gathering an impressive collection of artists including Run-D.M.C and the Beastie Boys. Since then, he’s launched a clothing empire, publishing companies, and All Def Digital, one of the fastest-growing multimedia entertainment companies in urban and hip-hop today.
Simmons will join Nick Jonas, Ryan Seacrest, Gabourey Sibide and more.