BLACK MUSIC MOMENT #33: Russell Simmons And Rick Rubin Launch Def Jam Recordings

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Rick Rubin’s dorm room
11 University Place, New York University

When: 1984

What: The future mogul and aspiring record producer agree to join forces, signing their first act, a sixteen-year-old from Queens named LL Cool J.

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