Rick Rubin

Frederick Jay Rubin (/ˈrbɪn/; born March 10, 1963), better known by his stage name Rick Rubin, is an American record producer and former co-president of Columbia Records. Along with Russell Simmons, he is the cofounder of Def Jam Recordings and also established American Recordings. With the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Geto Boys, and Run-DMC, Rubin helped popularize hip hop music. He also produced a number of top-selling artists from a variety of other genres including heavy metal (Danzig, Slayer), alternative rock (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer), and country (Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks).

Rick Rubin
Rubin at Abbey Road Studios in 2006
Background information
Birth nameFrederick Jay Rubin
Also known asDJ Double R
The Loudness King
Born (1963-03-10) March 10, 1963 (age 58)
Long Beach, New York, U.S.
Occupation(s)Record producer
Years active1981–present

In 2007, MTV called him "the most important producer of the last 20 years,"[3] and the same year, Rubin appeared on Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World".

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