15 Hip Hop Early Pioneers

Russell Simmons & Rick Rubin


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Russell Simmons & Rick Rubin, the founders of Def Jam Recordings created the most important brand to ever exist in hip hop history out of an NYU dorm room in the early 1980s. It’s a bit prophetic that their first ever release single was titled “It’s Yours.”

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