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For many the name Russell Simmons is synonymous with some of the most notorious rap and hip hop acts of the past few decades. It may come as a surprise to know that despite his tough exterior, Simmons is also a vegan and animal rights activist who practices yoga. He was awarded the PETA 2011 Person of the Year Award, advocates for the reporting of animal cruelty, and started a vegan line of clothing that is fur, wool and leather-free.
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