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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...

MellowHigh and Russel Simmons do Yoga | Video

MusicComments ⋅ Sep 18, 2013
MellowHigh, the Odd Future sub-project consisting of Hodgy, Left Brain and Domo Genesis, took a shot at the art of yoga with devoted yoga enthusiast Russell Simmons. The trio dropped by the hip-hop and business icon’s home for a masterclass at...

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...