Russell Simmons may be a quiet guy - but he sure draws a lot of attention whenever he speaks!

Yesterday, the hip-hop mogul met his pal Brett Ratner at the Ivy to discuss the fundraiser they'd be throwing at Brett's house for the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, a group which promotes dialogue between Muslims and Jews. After lunch, Russell gave the paps a quick rundown of what he and Brett were hoping to accomplish, staying cool all the while. Looks like all that yoga really has Russell centered!