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Def Jam: The Rap Brat Pack

David Toop, The Face, March 1986

THE GREATEST CREATIVE CONVERGENCE IN 20th Century music has been the American Jewish/Black independent record company. Reel 'em off: Herman Lubinsky and Savoy Records, Hy Weiss and Old Town, Syd Nathan and King, Phil Spector and Philles, Leonard and Phil Chess who ensured their immortality by naming their company after themselves, Leiber and Stoller with Red Bird and the legendary George Goldner who squandered the royalties from R&B labels Rama, Gone, End and all his other labels at the racetrack.

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