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Best of Noisey 2014: Russell Simmons X Rick Rubin On the Birth of Def Jam Recordings

The unmissable story of Def Jam, as told by their two founders!

by Noisey Staff
Dec 30 2014, 8:41pm

30 years ago, two friends created what would be undoubtedly one of the most influential record labels in the history of music, Def Jam Recordings. In this series done with the aid of the great Elliott Wilson, Def Jam founders Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin talk about the early days and some of the most pivotal moments in their storied history. It's a series that shouldn't be missed, and available in full above!