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Pharrell & Rick Rubin Interview Each Other (Video)

Pharrell asked Rick Rubin about “Rock The Bells” right off… and Rick’s no-big-deal response followed by Pharrell gleefully going within himself for a moment… That’s the way this convo is gonna go. They seem to really ‘get’ each other #MutualRespectAndAdmiration

Two music legends, Pharrell and Rick Rubin, sit down at Shangri-La to have what can only be called an epic conversation. In this wide-ranging mutual interview, the two cover everything from the Blurred Lines lawsuit to how the LL Cool J album Rick produced influenced Pharrell. Sit back and enjoy, because this epic conversation is a ride.
– GQ


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Rick Rubin Talks With Kendrick Lamar Talk About The Music-Making Process, Motivation And More (Video)

Looking back on our posts on the two, a simple math emerges… Rick Rubin = Engaging viewing experience. Kendrick Lamar = Compelling content worth watching. So, Rubin and K. Dot, you must NOT miss this.

When we introduced K.Dot to Double-R at Shangri-La Studios in Malibu, conversational fireworks flew. Hit play, and come away inspired.
– GQ

Know how we dig up vintage footage featuring artists and commentary on them. This feels like we should be digging this up AGAIN in 20 years and showing it to another generation. Nearly an hour-strong of great talk. Check it out!

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The Dawn Of Def Jam: Rick Rubin Returns To His College Dorm (Video)

Most who know know… at the heart of the engine of the legendary Def Jam Recordings was co-founder Rick Rubin. Take a trip with this clip. Back to before ‘those’ days. Right right at the beginning where it all began, in Rubin’s dorm room. Yeah, of course, Russell Simmons is in there speaking on it with some ‘others’ around back then, too.

Def Jam was started 30 years ago in Rick Rubin’s NYU dorm room. Watch him go back to the place where it all began for the very first time.

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The ‘Back And Forth’ Continues: Rick Rubin And Russell Simmons Talk About Public Enemy And More (Video)

Public Enemy changed everything about Black America…
Russell Simmons

The Hip-Hop version of The Clash?? Yep. And Rick Rubin would be the one to tell us about it in Back And Forth (Part 3). Get some gems and jewels about earrrly Chuck D, the founding and shaping of Public Enemy as an act (that would go on to enter the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame… and rock on ‘The Tonight Show’ the other night) from Rubin and Russell Simmons. Great stuff!

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Russell Simmons And Rick Rubin Continue The ‘Back And Forth’ Speaking On Beastie Boys And More (Video)

“It’s what the f##k geniuses do!”
Russell Simmons (on Rick Rubin)

You heard him: Rick Rubin wrote lyrics with the Beastie Boys… too! Pretty much a Mister Everything in the Hip-Hop landscape, Rubin and his founding partner [of the legendary Def Jam Recordings label] (Russell Simmons) continue their back-and-forth convo with Noisey. We posted Part 1 on here earlier. Enjoy Part 2 above now.


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Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin, Founders Of Def Jam Recordings, Speak On The Early Days, The Clubs, ‘Radio’ And More (Video)

Two music pioneers, on Noisey’s Back & Forth series, speaking on the 30th Anniversary of the legendary Def Jam Recordings. Founders Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin talk about the early days of the label, their first twelve-inch release, LL Cool J’s hit “Radio,” and LL Cool J’s involvement with Run-D.M.C. and so much more above.

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Rick Rubin Speaks On Music, Spirituality, & Nature (Video)

Rick Rubin talks about life and art on the cliffs outside his home in Malibu in this short film by Alison Chernick on NOWNESS. The music mogul offers insights ‘on living in harmony with nature, the importance of recreating its perfection in art, and the transcendental power of sound.’ This is a reflective look at Rubin, a revered pioneering figure in Hip-Hop (day one partner in Def Jam Records with Russell Simmons in 1984… with roots in their New York University dorm room).
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