Tag Archive: LL Cool J

Oct 19

Def Jam’s Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons on 25 Years of Hip Hop

In 1984 while he was student at New York University, Rick Rubin produced a single out of his dorm room for a relatively unknown artist named LL Cool J. Rubin released the track under a record label he founded, Def Jam Recordings, to help LL Cool J gain traction in the competitive, yet still underground …

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