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Rick Rubin Returns to His NYU Dorm Room in Rolling Stone’s ‘Rick Was Here’

MusicComments ⋅ 4 days ago
Funny how history repeats itself. Countless independent labels rising in this new, very digital age trace their roots back to a college dorm room. In a twist of irony, the same can be said for hip-hop’s eldest and greatest label – Rick Rubin an...

Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin Speak on Def Jam Beginnings

MusicComments ⋅ Sep 5, 2014
Two key figures that stand behind the evolution of hip-hop, Def Jam Records founders Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin recently sat down to discuss the early days of Def Jam and the state of hip-hop as part of a four-part series for Noisey’s Back...

Nas Speaks with HYPEBEAST @ “Life is Good” Moët & Chandon Rose Lounge Event

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 19, 2012
To celebrate the release of his Life is Good album, Moët & Chandon and hip-hop icon Nasir Jones debuted the Moët Rose Lounge 2012 series in Nas’s native city of New York at the newly opened Bagatelle restaurant. The evening began with a priva...

Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label – Interview with Bill Adler

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 17, 2011
Bill Adler, the co-author of Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label, sits down with Nineteen87 Visuals and Rap Radar for a two-part interview on the exploration into the book. Adler, who served as the in-house publicist...

NOWNESS: 25 Years of Def Jam Recordings

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 26, 2011
In their upcoming Rizzoli publication, Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label, founders Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons catalog the progression of their humble “experimental art project” beginnings to the creation of the...

Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label Book

CultureComments ⋅ Jun 26, 2011
“Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label is a celebration of the first 25 years of the label that defined hip-hop music and culture. This is the story of Def Jam in the words of its artists and top executives,...

adidas Def Jam Pack

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Oct 9, 2009
Def Jam. The two words have become synonymous with culture, style and great music. Beginning in a dorm room, Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin wanted to make music, hip-hop music. Def meant cool; hip or stylish and Def Jam provided the soundtrack to...

Def Jam x adidas Originals

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Aug 6, 2009
Def Jam. The two words have been synonymous with a culture, a style and music. Beginning in a college dormitory room 25 years ago, Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin wanted to introduce the world to new music – hip hop music. Rubin had been busy prod...

Def Jam x Flight Club 25th Anniversary Event Recap

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Apr 12, 2009
A few days ago, famous sneaker consignment shop Flight Club hosted a special event for Hip-Hop record label Def Jam which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2009. The event is the first of many between the two co-collaborators with a special t-sh...

Saint Alfred x Ghostface x Flip The Bird x Def Jam

Comments ⋅ Nov 30, -0001
Chicago based boutique Saint Alfred has collaborated with Hawaiian based clothing label Flip The Bird along with Ghostface and Def Jam Records for this not for sale t-shirt. This tee will only be available to a few lucky people at Ghostface’...

Roc-a-fella x Def Jam x Saint Alfreds Blue Magic Pack

Comments ⋅ Nov 30, -0001
One of Chicago’s premiere boutiques Saint Alfreds has teamed up with record labels Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam to release a special Blue Magic pack to celebrate the upcoming debut of Jay-Z’s latest musical release, American Gangster (insp...