Def Jam: License to Thrill
Frank Owen, Melody Maker, 20 December 1986
RICK RUBIN and RUSSELL SIMMONS are the creative mavericks behind the outrageous antics of THE BEASTIE BOYS and RUN DMC and a whole host of other DEF JAM artists.
In the first instalment of an epic chronicle on the rise and rise of America's hippest label, Frank Owen pays them a flying visit in New York
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