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FUTURA “Future-Shock” Exhibition – Opening Party | Event Recap

Some 40 years ago, he was just another kid from New York City, looking for a way to express his creativity. He found it in graffiti where the paint brush was a spray can and the medium was your surrounding. Now, Leonard McGurr, or better known by …

Def Jam 25th Anniversary Private Dinner With Jay-Z, Rick Rubin, and Russell Simmons

It’s difficult to believe it was a quarter-century ago that Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin founded Def Jam Records out of Rubin’s dorm room at NYU. The label’s impact on popular music has been far-reaching enough that one could liken it to Motown in the 1960s. Last Friday …