Last week, as Bush met with a less than friendly E.U. in Sweden, Def Jam Records founder Russell Simmons hosted a hip-hop summit in New York City. The two events shared a lot of common ground.
EUROPE Bush plugs missile-defense plan; opposed by members of the E.U., NATO HIP-HOP Louis Farrakhan urges rappers to clean up their lyrics; opposed by ODB
EUROPE Police seize a grenade launcher and explosives in summit city two days before Bush's arrival HIP-HOP Attendees frisked in hotel lobby
EUROPE President dissed HIP-HOP Simmons called bad mouther by rival Conrad Muhammad...