[video] Russell Simmons X Rick Rubin On Public Enemy

Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin discussion on the impact of legendary group Public Enemy is accord with the 30th anniversary of hip hop powerhouse Def Jam. Still not feeling the omission of Professor Griff because he was integral to their success and him being left out is a travesty in itself. With that being said, Public Enemy changed the game, as Russell alludes to in this interview with Noisey for their Back and Forth series.

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[video] Bill O’ Reilly tells Russell Simmons Beyonce makes “exploitative garbage”

Bill O’ Reilly spars with Russell Simmons over Beyonce and proclaims she makes  “exploitative garbage”. Wait to till he sees Rihanna’s ‘Pour It Up’ video, he might just have another one of his nuclear meltdowns on camera. Seriously Bill seems to be so late on these type of things, shit he should see some of the stuff Madonna did a 100 years ago and he might just have a heart attack. The ironic thing is this is the same guy who paid off a woman who accused him of sexual harassment at the workplace a number of years ago, and any time he goes on these tangents none of his guests ever bring it up. Instead of it being constructive interview about Russell’s new book ‘Success Through Stillness’, he masterfully spinned it to a conversation about Beyonce and had Russell on his heels once again. Though O’ Reilly proclaimed never to speak on his  sexual harassment suit again, I would bet a dollar to a doughnut he is still that pervert, and knows every lyric to “Partition”.

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TMZ: Nas owes the IRS $2 Million

Another day, another person goes down to the IRS.
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Kelis isn’t the only person trying to get money from Nas — turns out Uncle Sam is too!

TMZ has obtained a federal tax lien filed last month against Nas for a whopping $2,584,206.31. Looks like Nas didn’t pay his taxes

in 2006 and 2007.

Nas is currently involved in a bitter divorce battle with Kelis. Looks like she’ll have to wait in line.

[video] E3 2009: Def Jam Rapstar First Look

After the bombardment of DJ Hero and Scratch the Ultimate DJ on the market comes the first Hip Hop karaoke game, Def Jam Rapstar where you can not only assume the character on the mic, but you can get your virtual rap star on and brand yourself. Hey, another cool way for outsiders to openly say n*gger without getting socked in the mouth, you gotta love Def Jam for their diversity though..lol!!

VH1 Hip Hop Honors To Focus Entirely On Def Jam

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via HipHopDX

VH1 has decided to have the entire focus of this year’s Hip Hop Honors show to focus on the legendary Hip Hop label, Def Jam.

The show, which takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 9:00 PM, will commemorate the storied label’s 25 years in the industry, including segments on founders Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons.

Also a part of the event, as is now customary, many Hip Hop stars will show to perform some of the label’s biggest hits, both past and present.

In its sixth year, the annual event will be hosted by comedian Tracy Morgan for the third time in a row. It will take place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, NY.

Last year’s honorees included Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Naughty By Nature, Slick Rick and Too $hort.