The Beastie Boys Could Have Been Bigger Than Eminem According To Russell Simmons

In a recent interview, music industry vet Russell Simmons said that he believes the Beastie Boys could have been bigger than Eminem if they would have stayed with Def Jam records.

Simmons says the rap-rock trio that set the groundwork for hundreds of stereotype busting acts after them left Def Jam after they couldn’t get along with Producers Rick Rubin and Lyor Cohen.

The Beastie Boys split from the label and the rest is history but it sounds like Simmons still has an axe to grind with the boys from Brooklyn.

Check out the interview below and read more at HIPHOPDX

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