russell simmons & arsenio hall

*Honoring the 30th anniversary of Def Jam, Arsenio Hall kicked-off Wednesday night’s show in true Def Jam style with a hilarious spoken word performance about the woes of March Madness titled “My Bracket is Busted.”

Arsenio welcomed Def Jam founder Russell Simmons who weighed in on critical remarks made by Kid Cudi on an earlier show about the state of hip hop and its impact on black culture. Check out the clips below:

Arsenio’s Spoken Word Debut: My Bracket is Busted

Russell Simmons Responds to Kid Cudi’s Comments on Hip-Hop

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