Jazzy Jay in the house
Old-school NYC DJ & former member of Afrika Bambaataa’s Universal Zulu Nation. Around 1984, Jay met Rick Rubin, who Jay then introduced to Russell Simmons, laying the foundation for Def Jam Recordings, one of the most important partnerships in hip hop history. The label’s first official single was “It’s Yours” by T La Rock and Jazzy Jay.
Jazzy Jay’s Studio in the Bronx produced early recordings by Diamond D, Fat Joe, Brand Nubian, A Tribe Called Quest, and others. Here he is talking about his collection in excess of 400k records…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdjfbYGgHQU&feature=player_embedded Adrock is one of the people doing the crowd vox in “It’s Yours"
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