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The Endless Flow of Russell Simmons The hip-hop impresario and multimedia baron lives and breathes opportunity.

By Josh Dean

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Russell Simmons pulls back his Yankees cap, zeroing in on the finer points of preppy style.

"This sweater's fly," he says, tugging at an argyle sweater vest in a harlequin of yellow, purple and melon. Then his eye falls on a more basic model. "This," he says, "could be Brooks Brothers."

And not in a good way. The hip-hop mogul is reviewing samples for one of his latest startups, a men's clothing line for Macy's called Russell Simmons Argyle Culture. In February, he debuted a second, less expensive line that's sold--to the chagrin of some fans--exclusively at Wal-Mart. The idea, Simmons says, is no less than an "initiative to dress America at every price point."

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