Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Listen: Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons - Def Jam's First 25 Years

Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons(right) with Run DMC and freind. 
Def Jam  is as iconic as it gets when talking about music labels, especially when it comes to hip hop in the 1980’s. A major launching pad for such seminal acts as Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, LL Cool , EPMD and more Def Jam and its founders Russell Simmons and Rick Ruben have been releasing instant classics for 27 years, a number that even the most successful of companies would be envious of.

NPR has a great interview with the founders from Weekend Edition Sunday host Audie Cornish who  spoke with Russell and Rick separately about the unique partnership.

Listen HERE.

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