“I knew from the jump that it was gonna be a challenge for my listeners’ ear,” Kendrick Lamar tells Rick Rubin about To Pimp a Butterfly. “But if I’m challenging myself in the studio, I want to challenge you as well.” For GQ Style’s first-ever Holiday issue, Kendrick sat down with the legendary record producer/former co-President of Columbia […]
Universal is considering another high-profile hip-hop biopic. This time on Def Jam Recordings and its co-founder Russell Simmons.
In a newly published interview with USA Today, Justin Bieber revealed that he’s working with Kanye West and Rick Rubin on his upcoming album. At…
Once upon a time doing an entire song about butts was a novelty. Before we were inundated with odes to shaking backsides, the music industry…
When Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin joined forces 25 years ago to create Def Jam Records, there wasn’t a hip-hop label like theirs, and there will probably never be another as innovative or impactful. The storied history of Def Jam has been thoroughly recounted in the newly released book Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 […]
Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Rick Rubin’s dorm room11 University Place, New York University When: 1984 What: The future mogul and aspiring record producer agree to join forces, signing their first act, a sixteen-year-old from Queens named LL Cool J. « PREVIOUS NEXT » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black […]