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The Men Behind Def Jam: The Radical Rise of Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin

Ogg, Alex - Music - 2009 - 272 pages
Having introduced the world to LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, DMX, and Jay-Z, the label formed by hustler-incarnate Russell Simmons and A & R maverick Rick Rubin ...
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The Story of Def Jam

Brian Baughan - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2014 - 64 pages
When it was founded in 1984, Def Jam was a tiny operation nestled in the college dorm room of Rick Rubin. He and promoter Russell Simmons quickly built a music empire around a ...
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Russell Simmons

Carrie Golus - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 112 pages
A biography of Russell Simmons, the sound recording executive and producer who popularized rap and hip-hop.
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LL Cool J

Dustin Shekell, Chuck D - Rap musicians - 2009 - 103 pages
In a youth-dominated industry filled with one-hit wonders and short-lived careers, LL Cool J has shown remarkable longevity. Born James Todd Smith, he bounced back from a ...
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Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, and God

Russell Simmons - Music - 2001
Russell Simmons, the original and eternal hip-hop mogul, is one of the most innovative and influential figures in modern American business and culture. When no one outside of ...
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Raising Hell

Ronin Ro - Music - 2009 - 352 pages
The year is 1978. Saturday Night Fever is breaking box office records. All over America kids are racing home to watch Dance Fever, Michael Jackson is poised to become the next ...
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The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop

Dan Charnas - Music - 2011 - 672 pages
The Big Payback takes readers from the first $15 made by a "rapping DJ" in 1970s New York to the multi-million-dollar sales of the Phat Farm and Roc-a-Wear clothing companies ...
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Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies

Brian Coleman - Music - 2009 - 528 pages
A Tribe Called Quest • Beastie Boys • De La Soul • Eric B. & Rakim • The Fugees • KRS-One • Pete Rock & CL Smooth • Public Enemy • The Roots • Run-DMC • Wu-Tang Clan • and ...
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Make It Happen: The Hip-Hop Generation Guide to Success

Kevin Liles - Business & Economics - 2005 - 256 pages
Kevin Liles rose from intern to president of Def Jam Records in only nine years. Today, at age thirty-seven, he is executive vice president of the Warner Music Group and has ...
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