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The Men Behind "Def Jam" By Alex Ogg

The Men Behind "Def Jam" by Alex Ogg

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Summary

Def Jam was one of the most prolific record labels of the 80s, whose artists included the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Run DMC. This is Def Jam's story, but it's also the story of creator Russell Simmons, who was responsible for turning a ghetto craze into a worldwide phenomenon.

The Men Behind "Def Jam" Summary

The Men Behind "Def Jam": The Radical Rise of Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin by Alex Ogg

Def Jam was one of the most prolific record labels of the 80s, whose artists included the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Run DMC. This is Def Jam's story, but it's also the story of creator Russell Simmons, who was responsible for turning a ghetto craze into a worldwide phenomenon. This book documents some of the finest music recorded in the 80s and 90s.

The Men Behind "Def Jam" Reviews

'A detailed and rather unofficial cheeky unofficial history.' Q 'A comprehensive account of how two unlikely business partners - streetwise entrepeneur Russell Simmons and bearded AC/DC fan Rick Rubin - changed the face of music...Pleasingly, author Alex Ogg embellishes the story with bitchy tales of backbiting and much moneymaking as well...Thoroughly readable and often highly revealing, this book deftly highlights the fractious nature of music industry relationships...Ultimately, Rubin comes across as a music fan, while Simmons appears as a rather confused figure...a compelling saga.' KERRANG ' A perfect primter for anyone who doesn't know why rap is the most important musical movement of the past 25 years...it's a blast from page one.' MOJO

About Alex Ogg

Alex Ogg is the author of the Hip Hop Years, as as well as a consultant on the Channel 4 TV series of the same name. He has written numerous music books, magazine and newspaper articles and is specialist hip hop contributor to several encyclopedias.

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9780711988736
0711988730
The Men Behind "Def Jam": The Radical Rise of Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin by Alex Ogg
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Omnibus Press
2002-04-15
272
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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