|There's talk about a biopic about Def Jam. Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons pioneered the hip-hop label. Jay-Z signed on as an artist and distributed his independent label Roc-A-Fella and RocNation through Def Jam.|
Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin created the legendary Def Jam Recordings in 1983.
Now there's talk about a movie being made in regards to it.
Michael B. Jordan and Jonah Hill are considering the roles.
Def Jam was founded by Rick Rubin in his dormitory in Weinstein Hall at New York University.
Russell Simmons joined Rubin shortly after they were introduced to each other by Vincent Gallo.
They would create on of the world's powerful hip-hop labels. The Def Jam umbrella includes Island Records and the legendary Motown Records. Each of these label operate as a separate entity under the Universal Music Group.
The last movie based on the rise of Def Jam was Krush Groove. The movie was a semi-biopic of Russell Simmons rise to media mogul.
The label that created Run DMC, Public Enemy, EMPD, LL Cool J, Rick Ross, Ludacris, 3rd Bass, The Beastie Boys, 2 Chainz, DMX, Jeezy, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Iggy Azalea and Jay-Z.
The film would chronicle Simmons’ and Rubin’s creation of the legendary hip hop label that defined rap in the 80s. The pic is expected to “explore how hip hop grew from an underground sensation into a dominant and pivotal voice of culture and change.”
Russell has expressed that he is flattered that Michael B. Jordan is being considered to portray him in the pic, as Global Grind reports.