Remembering The Time ‘Krush Groove’ Turned LL Cool J Into A Rap Phenomenon

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The rap icon turns 47 this week, so let's revisit the film debut that helped make him a star.

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Watch Rick Rubin Go Back To Def Jam’s Beginnings

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Super-producer Rick Rubin went along with Rolling Stone's cameras to visit the humble birthplace of Def Jam records.

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Rick Rubin Claims Chris Rock Was The Inspiration For Jay Z's '99 Problems'


A suggestion from Chris Rock inspired Jay Z to write "99 Problems."

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The Weeknd – “Devil May Cry” (Prod. by Rick Rubin)

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The Weeknd with the vocals and Rick Rubin on the boards.

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Here’s A Great Photo Of Rick Rubin In His Old NYU Dorm

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The new Rick Rubin stopped by his old NYU dorm for Rolling Stone.

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Eminem’s ‘Berzerk’ Music Video Is A Beastie Boys Homage Featuring Kendrick Lamar & Rick Rubin

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The music video for Eminem's new single, "Berzerk," is a tribute to the Beastie Boys.

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Eminem – “Berzerk” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/eminem">Eminem</a> continues paying homage to the Beastie Boys with the release of his <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/08/eminem-berzerk">"Berzerk"</a> video.

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Eminem – “Berzerk”

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Eminem's comeback has been brewing for a few months now, and some clever VMA cross-promotion with Beats was all it took to get the ball rolling.

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King Of Rock: (Some Of) The Best of Rick Rubin Mixtape (Ruined By Trackstar The DJ)

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/trackstar-king-of-rock-front-cover.jpg"></a>Artwork by Tech Supreme When Rubin showed up in Jay-Z's series of Samsung commercials, social media was abuzz wondering <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/06/jay-z-samsung-commercial-rick-rubin">who the old white guy was</a> and, to our surprise, a lot of people <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/06/jay-z-samsung-commercial-rick-rubin">didn't have the slightest clue</a> who the legendary figure was.

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Rick Rubin On Making ‘Yeezus’ With Kanye West: ‘I Was Panicked The Whole Time’

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In an interview, Rick Rubin discusses working with Kanye on Yeezus, and it sounds exactly as chaotic as you'd expect it to.

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Want More ‘Yeezus’? There Might Be A ‘Yeezus 2′ Coming, So Says “Old White Guy” Rick Rubin

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(via Getty Image) Already well-known behind-the-scenes, Rick Rubin is experiencing a resurgence in mainstream media thanks in part to his work on Yeezus and starring in Jay-Z's Samsung commercial as <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/06/jay-z-samsung-commercial-rick-rubin">"Old White Guy With Beard."</a> The legendary producer sat down with <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/06/26/rick-rubin-on-crashing-kanye-s-album-in-15-days.html">The Daily Beast</a> for an extensive interview and among things discussed was his work on Kanye's Yeezus.

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Is Rick Rubin The Most Interesting Man In The World? Yeah, Probably.

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Perhaps you too have been a little curious about music producer Rick Rubin's life and career. Let's delve a little deeper, shall we?

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20 People Who Didn’t Know The “Old White Guy” In the Jay-Z Commercial Was Rick Rubin

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/06/jay-z-magna-carta-holy-grail-commercial">There they all stood</a>.

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Jay-Z Announces New Album, ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail,’ In Samsung Commercial

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In case you weren't watching the NBA Finals, Jay-Z rolled out his first execution with Samsung in a major way.


The Best And Worst Of WWE SummerSlam 2012: Live From Los Angeles, California

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Pre-show notes - Thank you for bearing with the semi-lateness of this week's reports.


10.14 The Cooler

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Nicole Mejia Billionaire Walmart Heiress Alice Walton Arrested for Driving Drunk [GOT] Rihanna Responds To Royce's “Hi Rihanna” Cypher Freestyle [TUD] Aaron Rodgers Is The Best At Photobombing [With Leather] Alison Brie Still Adorable [Warming Glow] Sacramento Cops Arrest World's Worst Human Being [Gawker] Rick Rubin [...].

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