Hell Hath Frozen Over?: Justin Bieber Recording With Kanye West & Rick Rubin
For those that care, Justin Bieber got roasted last night. But in Hip-Hop related news that will have you questioning the status of the temperature in hell, the Beebs’ new album will reportedly be blessed with production from Rick Rubin and Kanye West.
Justin Bieber In The Studio With Rick Rubin To Get a More “Urban” Sound [PHOTO]
Calvin Klein photoshop f*ckery aside, Justin Bieber is aiming to be taken seriously this year. Musically, at least.
Rick Rubin Returns To NYU Dorm Room Where He Founded Def Jam [VIDEO]
Rick Rubin famously started Def Jam Records in his NYU dorm room. Thirty years later, his return to the exact same room, and the creation of the seminal record label, has been documented in film.
Russell Simmons & Rick Rubin Talk Def Jam’s Early Days [VIDEO]
Noisey’s Back & Forth series returns with their most accomplished duo yet–Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin. In part one, the music industry legends discuss the humble beginnings of Def Jam Records on the 30th anniversary of the label’s founding.
Rick Rubin Discusses Hip-Hop History, Leaving Def Jam, & More [Listen]
BBC 1’s Zane Lowe managed to speak with renowned, yet reclusive, Def Jam founder, producer, among other things, Rick Rubin, for a hour long interview. Topics included, but weren’t limited to his work with Russell Simmons, working with the likes of The Beastie Boys, Kanye West, and Eminem, and more.
Run-DMC’s Self-Titled Debut: A 30th Anniversary Retrospective
Run-DMC almost singlehandedly ushered in the New School Era of Hip-Hop and ended the Old School Era with the release of their 1983 smash single “It’s Like That”/”Sucker MC’s.”
Rick Rubin Talks Being White In Hip-Hop, Eminem, & More [LISTEN]
Rick Rubin is a legend in the world of Hip-Hop, co-founding Def Jam Records with Russell Simmons in the 1980s. Rubin discussed his career, being white and Jewish in Hip-Hop, working with Eminem and more in a recent Shade 45 chat with DJ Whoo Kid.
Beastie Boys Respond To GoldieBlox Lawsuit [VIDEO]
The Beastie Boys are embroiled in a brewing legal matter involving the use of one of their earlier tracks, “Girls.” A start-up company in California used the song without permission, then filed a suit against the group claiming a right to use the song. The Beasties and their legal team have responded, adding an interesting […]
10 Ways Jay Z’s The Black Album Changed The Game
Ten years are a mighty long time for an album to age.
Eminem Performs “Berzerk” & “Survival” On Saturday Night Live [VIDEO]
Eminem took his rap theatrics to the Saturday Night Live stage last night (Nov. 2). Slim Shady performed a pair of singles from his forthcoming the Marshall Mathers LP 2 album; “Berzerk” and “Survival.”
Eminem – “Berzerk” [VIDEO]
After dropping a preview on Saturday Night Football, Eminem goes ahead and drops the official video for “Berzerk,” the lead single from his forthcoming The Marshall Mathers LP 2 album.