Russell Simmons hosted a presidential debate viewing party on Wednesday, October 15 at Taj in New York that attracted guest such as Ludacris, Stephon Marbury, Naughty by Nature, and Day 26.

Simmons has been a part of the "Count Down To Change" initiative and has been outspoken in his support for U.S. Senator Barack Obama. The hip-hop mogul resigned from his post of the bi-partisan Hip-Hop Action Summit Network when he endorsed Obama. Simmons also partnered with DJ Green Lantern to put together a mixtape honoring the Democratic Presidential hopeful titled "Yes We Can."

Ludacris has also been outspoken in his support for Obama. But after causing a stir with a scathing freestyle where the rapper verbally attacked Senators John McCain and Hillary Clinton, he's kept a lower profile when it comes to discussing politics. In the November issue of XXL, Luda refused to discuss the aftermath of his track and only offered that he supports Obama.---Anthony Thomas