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The Dawn of Def Jam

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 03, 2014

Thirty years after starting Def Jam in his NYU dorm room, Rick Rubin returns to the room in question and talks about how Def Jam began.

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We Work Remotely

You listen to this man every day

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 27, 2013

From the beginning, all I’ve ever cared about is things being great. I never cared about when they were done. Because I also feel like I want the music to last forever. And once you release it, you can’t go back and fix it, so you really have to get it right. And that takes time.

A chat with Rick Rubin. You may not know the name, but you definitely know the music (and you’ll probably never forget the beard).