Def Jam Essentials

Def Jam Essentials

First run out of an NYU college dorm room back in the '80s, Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons's record label is hip-hop's most iconic imprint. Golden era classics by Public Enemy, Slick Rick, and the Beastie Boys established its reputation, before DMX, JAY Z, and Foxy Brown turned it into a commercial juggernaut. Respect the history.

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