Simmons-Lathan Media Group LLC produces, acquires, and distributes original urban/hip-hop themed media content. It provides fiction and non-fiction film, television, radio, Internet, and theatrical productions.
SLMG is a partnership between Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan, both highly successful producers in film and television. For the past 2 decades the partnership has played a significant role in bringing the best urban entertainment with mass appeal to the small and large screen.
Simmons and Lathan launched the hugely successful Def Comedy Jam, and Def Poetry series. Credits and discoveries include comedians Martin Lawrence, Cedric the Entertainer, Chris Tucker, Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac, and the comedy blockbuster “The Nutty Professor”.
SLMG has more than a dozen projects in production in partnership with HBO. The company is based in Los Angeles, California.
The audacious, uncensored late-night series Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry returns to HBO for a sixth season Fridays at midnight. This year the seminal spoken word series presents seasoned and up-and-coming poets performing their work onstage before a live audience, interspersed with a big-ticket lineup of celebrities also trying their hand at poetry.
A modern, urban twist on the classic American family featuring Rev. Run and family in an innovative scripted reality series.
The number one rated show in its time slot for the past 4 seasons.
Hip Hop's First Family is returning to rock the house! Who's House? Run's House!
Best known as the daughters of Run-DMC's Rev. Run, Vanessa and Angela Simmons have literally grown up on MTV. Across six seasons of Run's House and in the first season of Daddy's Girls, we've watched them begin to make their own place in the world, but always under the watchful eye of their father. After all, they are Daddy's Girls.
All over the United States, a new generation of poets is emerging. This new HBO series captures teenagers picking up the pen and taking hold of the microphone with passion, intelligence, creativity, honesty and power. These voices of 21st Century America transcend race, class, gender, orientation, and red state/blue state politics as they show us all what the next generation of leaders looks and sounds like.