Russell Simmons Lands Overall Deal With HBO

Entertainment mogul Russell Simmons continues to build his empire! Along with his many business ventures, Def Jam being one of them, Simmons has closed a production and development deal with the HBO network.

With his new media company, All Def Digital, Simmons and his team will develop all-new programming for HBO. Five projects are currently in the works. One of those projects includes a  comedy series entitled, "These Are My Friends". It is a show that will be taking an authentic look at hip-hop culture.

Simmons has worked with the HBO network in the past with his programs, "Def Comedy Jam" and "Def Poetry Jam."

“HBO has been like a home to me for a generation,” says Simmons. “I am enormously proud of the broad range of programming they have nurtured. Together, we have discovered new voices and helped launch emerging artists that deserved a mainstream platform.