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.