Last Lap: What Does Zane Lowe Ask Legendary Producer Rick Rubin in an Hour-Long Interview?

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Which one of Rev Run‘s kids is building a new empire and needs Kickstarter to foot the bill? Beyoncé debuts a trailer for a new HBO concert series and Ed Sheeran‘s X dropped today.

  • Rick Rubin sits down with BBC’s Zane Lowe in an exclusive interview to discuss the beginning of Def Jam, the creation of Yeezus and other moments of his incredible career. [The Fader]
  • Angela Simmons, Hip Hop icon Rev Run‘s daughter, launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to fund her newest venture: AngelaIam TV. The campaign will run for 30 days with a goal of $25,000. Proceeds will help build AngelaIam TV, a platform to showcase talent from all over the world. [Kickstarter]
  • Queen Bee has revealed the trailer for her new HBO series, Beyoncé: X10, which documents her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.” The series will air in four-minute segments each Sunday at 8:55 pm EST starting June 29. Watch Beyoncé conquer the world in HD on HBO. [Rap-Up]
  • Sheerios everywhere are celebrating the album release of Ed Sheeran’s X today. But for those who are merely regular fans, here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know while listening to “X.” For starters, you pronounce the album as “multiply” not “X.” [MTV News]

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