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Russell Simmons: Def Shepherd

Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 9 December 1995

Yeah Boyee! DEF JAM, the record label that put the ROCK in hip-hop and brought you the likes of Public Enemy and Beastie Boys, is celebrating ten tumultuous years of 'business'. Not business in the sense of an up-dated Motown, but the more unusual business of changing the face of American popular culture. Label supremo RUSSELL SIMMONS talks to DELE FADELE about the acrimony and the ecstasy.

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