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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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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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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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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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Russell Simmons

Cookie Lommel, Chuck D - Sound recording executives and producers - 2009 - 104 pages
Known by many as the godfather of hip-hop, Russell Simmons first took notice of the burgeoning movement as a college student in New York City. After making a name for himself ...
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LL Cool J

EPUB 2-3 - 2012
CHBiographies
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Hip Hop America

Nelson George - Social Science - 2005 - 256 pages
Now with a new introduction by the author, Hip Hop America is the definitive account of the society-altering collision between black youth culture and the mass media.
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Run-DMC

Louise Chipley Slavicek - Rap musicians - 2009 - 104 pages
Considered by many to be the most influential hip-hop artists of all time, Run-DMC's melding of rap with rock, stripped-down musical arrangements, edgy lyrics, and straight-off ...
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