Def Jam: The First 25 Years Book

Learn and relive the early days of the first great rap label. Started in 1984 by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons, Def Jam introduced us to the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Jay-Z and Rihanna. Oh yea, and a young man named Kanye West. K Weezy McCheesy, as he’s known around the hood.

Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label, collects both published and exclusive interviews with the artists and founders, supplemented with memorabilia from their archives like flyers, movie posters, and candygrams. Retails for $60 and drops in September. People still read right?

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