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Hip Hop Honors 2009

3 Ratings: 2.0
VH1 honors 25 years of the Def Jam record label that started in 1984

October 13, 2009: VH1 honors 25 years of the Def Jam hip-hop record label founded by Lyor Cohen, Rick Rubin, and Russell Simmons in 1984 which helped establish hip-hop and rap as a force in the music industry.       House Band: The … see full wiki

2 reviews about Hip Hop Honors 2009
review by . March 11, 2011
its good to remember hip hop
review by . October 15, 2009
I’m old enough to remember the beginning of Def Jam. I grew up in the Bay Area and was only 6 when they started in 1984, so I wasn’t there for Rick Rubin’s dorm parties 3000 miles away at NYU where, Rubin said, “it was a 10x10 room that had two refrigerator-sized speakers with turntables on top of them" and the Beasties, Run DMC and LL Cool J were frequent visitors. Def Jam’s first release wasn't hip-hop, it was punk- a 7” 45 RPM single by Rubin’s …
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