Russell Simmons & Rick Rubin Continue Their Series on Def Jam's Beginnings

Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons sit down for a comprehensive interview to discuss Def Jam records

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Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons sit down for a comprehensive interview to discuss Def Jam records and its origins in a new four-part edition of Back and Forth conducted by NoiseyThe video series’ introductory volumne finds Simmons and Rubin side-by-side, speaking briefly on hip-hop’s beginnings, the early development and dynamics of their relationship, and some of the history behind the music they first started working on. You can watch part one of Noisey‘s four-part series with Simmons and Rubin above.

UPDATE: You can now watch part two and three, where tghey discuss, Beastie Boys’s rise to fame as well as the Public Enemy phenomenon, below.

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