Rush Communications Inc.

Rush Communications Inc. is one of the largest black owned media companies in the U.S. It was started in 1991 by Russell Simmons. Its core assets were Def Jam Records which was sold to Universal Music for $100 million in 1999 and Phat Farm sold to Kellwood for $140 million in 2004.

Rush Communications now consist of Rush Mobile, UniRush Financial Services, Rush Artist Management (a management company), Russell Simmons Beverage Company and Simmons Lathan Media Group, producer of Def Poetry and Def Comedy Jam.


Rush Communications Inc.

512 Seventh Ave., #43-45

New York, NY 10018

Phone: 212-840-9399

Fax: 212-840-9390

Website: <link http:> 

Email: info(at) 


Senior Management

Founder, Chairman and CEO: <link http: profile-full article russell-simmons external-link-new-window communications inc. company>Russell Simmons

Chief Financial Officer: Richard (Rich) Slomovitz

Chief Operating Officer: Craig Marshall


Industry Information

Entertainment, fashion, advertising, and publishing


Financial Information

Fiscal Year-End: December

2003 Sales (mil.): $320

2003 Employees: 180

Company Type: Private

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