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Has It Been 25 Years?

Posted in Joe "Rev Run" Simmons, Russell Simmons on February 20, 2009 by Kenya

Whoa!  Do any of you realize that it’s been 25 years since Def Jam was founded?   Now I officially feel old, because I remember those that made the label great.  Here’s an old photo of the dynamic duo.  Russell looked like an old man, even  back then!

Russell Simmons and Rick Rueben started Def Jam records from a college dorm room.

Russell Simmons and Rick Rueben started Def Jam records from a college dorm room.

Run DMC was the labels first breakthrough artists.  Where were you when you first heard classics like Hard Times, My Adidas, Peter Piper, Dumb Girl, King Of Rock, Sucker MC’s?  Were you even born?
Wow! I forgot how tight the jeans were back then

Wow! I forgot how tight the jeans were back then

I like LL Cool J in his “Radio” days, but sometime after “Bigger and Deffer” he started to get soft.

Remember LL in Krush Groove?  "Box!"
Remember LL in Krush Groove? “Box!”

The Beastie Boys’ “License To Ill” is still in heavy rotation in my car.  Paul Revere, Hold It Now…Hit It, Brass Monkey are all faves.  Since the Beastie’s, many white rappers have tried and failed, these boys didn’t break the mold, they shattered that mofo.

They look like they would turn out a party, and not in a good way

They look like they would turn out a party, and not in a good way

 

Pay attention all of you watered-down rappers, this was some of  the purest hip-hop.  You candy-boys could learn alot from the pioneers!

Russell Simmons Wants O’Reilly, Limbaugh, and Stanley Crouch To Put Up, or Shut the Hell Up!

Posted in Russell Simmons with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2009 by Kenya

We all know that Bill O’Reilly has always been a pervert critic of the hip-hop community, but Russell Simmons is fed up with Bill and his kindergarten rants.  The Hip-Hop mogul who founded Def Jam records along with the Howard Hughes wannabe reclusive Rick Reubens, has issued a challenge to O’Reilly,  drug abuser   Rush Limbaugh, and critic Stanley Crouch to stop talking shit, and address the people directly via a blog.  This is a noble concept Russell, but in my opinion, your pissing in the wind.  I could just see all the cyber-racists coming out of the wood-work to leave such endearing comments like “shut up honkey”.  No, don’t give these idiots anymore of an audience than they already have.  Besides, it’s obvious that they are miserable, and feel safe spewing venom in their own forums, to their own like-minded stans.
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