Rick Rubin

‘Beastie Boys Story’ Documentary Released On Apple TV Today


Legendary New York group the Beastie Boys have today released their long-awaited live documentary directed by Spike Jonze on Apple TV titled Beastie Boys Story. The innovate near 2-hour stage performance of Mike D and Ad-Rock runs through the iconic groups’ pre-history from the early 1980s until today from their original Hardcore punk roots to […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Jay-Z Dropped ‘The Black Album’ 15 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip-Hop history, Brooklyn’s own Jay-Z released he would-be retirement album The Black Album. Although there was virtually no pause between The Black Album and new Jay-Z music (collaboration albums with both R. Kelly and Linkin Park were released the following year), this album is easily the greatest retirement project of all time. In its entirety, […]

9th Wonder – 15 Years Later and People Still Marveling

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It’s been 15 years since the release of the debut album The Listening from the North Carolina trio Little Brother blessed the scene. The record dropped to much critical acclaim and fanfare as a return to the style of Hip-Hop that Pete Rock, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul made popular. That’s actually […]

Russell Simmons “Removing” Himself From Leadership Of All His Companies Amid 2nd Sexual Allegation

Def Jam Recordings co-founder Russell Simmons announced Thursday that he would relinquish his leadership roles in “all the companies I founded,” after a second woman accused him of sexual assault. Following the publication of a letter by writer Jenny Lumet in The Hollywood Reporter, Simmons issued a statement that he would be “removing” himself from […]

Azealia Banks to Post Malone: “The only white men allowed to voice their opinions on hip-pop are Rick Rubin and Eminem”

Words by Megan Ambers Post Malone must have really stepped his foot in it this time. Rapper Azealia Banks shared her thoughts in reference to the strong comments of Post Malone and hip-hop. In a screenshot posted on Baller Alert’s Instagram, Azealia responded to Post Malone’s comment from a recent Poland interview with precision and […]

Frank Ocean Will Present Rick Rubin With Spotify’s Legendary Genius Award


Words by Fatima Barrie Spotify’s inaugural Secret Genius Awards will be taking place on November 1, at the Vibiana Cathedral in Los Angeles. The Secret Genius Awards ceremony was created by Spotify to acknowledge the accomplishments of songwriters, coined Secret Geniuses, who, “contribute to the creative work behind some of the most streamed songs on […]

Rick Rubin Collabs with Pretty Lights on New Album


Hip-hop and Electronic Dance Music has been blending for years, with DJ’s remixing hip-hop tracks or taking acapellas from top songs and releasing exclusive mixes, the two genres have become deeply intertwined. Recently one of hip-hop’s most acclaimed producers, Rick Rubin, and one EDM’s favorite acts Derek “Pretty Lights” Smith, have been collaborating on the music […]