ICYMI: Sugarhill & Def Jam Brought Us Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy
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We're re-casting host Nate Wilcox's 2019 interview with author Dan Charnas about his book “The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip Hop.” Dan and Nate talk about two of the legendary record companies from Hip Hop’s early years: Sugarhill Records and Def Jam. They discuss Sylvia and Joe Robinson’s background in the world of old school R&B and how those practices carried over into the 1980s. They also dive deep into the unlikely partnership between Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin and the glory days of Def Jam.
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