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Rick Rubin Returns to His NYU Dorm Room in Rolling Stone’s ‘Rick Was Here’

MusicComments ⋅ 14 days ago
Funny how history repeats itself. Countless independent labels rising in this new, very digital age trace their roots back to a college dorm room. In a twist of irony, the same can be said for hip-hop’s eldest and greatest label – Rick Rubin an...

Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin Speak on Def Jam Beginnings

MusicComments ⋅ Sep 5, 2014
Two key figures that stand behind the evolution of hip-hop, Def Jam Records founders Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin recently sat down to discuss the early days of Def Jam and the state of hip-hop as part of a four-part series for Noisey’s Back...

Zane Lowe Meets… Rick Rubin for BBC Radio 1

MusicComments ⋅ Jun 24, 2014
Rick Rubin has written a cultural blank check in terms of contributions to the music industry, beginning with his formation of Def Jam records and most recently dotted through his production of Adele’s 21. With such an expansive resume and hist...

Eminem’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Performance with Rick Rubin & Skylar Grey

MusicComments ⋅ Nov 4, 2013
To support his upcoming MMLP2, Eminem performed as the musical guest on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. To get the ball rolling, Eminem brought out producer Rick Rubin to help out with his single “Berzerk.” Later on,...

Eminem – Berzerk | Video

MusicComments ⋅ Sep 9, 2013
Marshall Mathers, better known as the rapper Eminem, delivers the visuals to his newest single “Berzerk.” After a brief hiatus, Eminem is back in prime form. The visual features notable appearances from legendary producer/music executive,...

Rick Rubin Discusses Executive Producer Role in ‘Yeezus’

MusicComments ⋅ Jun 14, 2013
Following a behind-the-scenes look at Kanye West recording “I Am a God” for Yeezus as Rick Rubin looked on, the legendary production mastermind sat down with The Wall Street Journal to offer up his inside story on the album. In the result...

Kanye West Previews “I Am A God” with Rick Rubin

MusicComments ⋅ Jun 12, 2013
As Yeezus gets set for yet another impromptu listening party tonight – this time hitting DesignMiami/’s Basel outpost at 11 p.m. local time – ahead of next week’s highly-anticipated drop, a new video has made its way to Yeezy&...

Rick Rubin Talks Music and Spirituality

MusicComments ⋅ Jan 5, 2013
The latest edition of NOWNESS details how Rick Rubin, famed producer et al., experiences his own personal spirituality. Rubin, who has been subtly (that is, outside of the media lens) spiritual for some time now, discusses how it relates to music, ar...

V Magazine: Rick Rubin of Def Jam and Clive Davis of Columbia Records Interview Preview

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 28, 2012
In advance of its July 5 issue titled “The Youth Quake,” V Magazine offers an exclusive preview of a feature interview with Rick Rubin of Def Jam and Clive Davis of Columbia Records. The initial preview gives us a glimpse into the ethos b...

NOWNESS: 25 Years of Def Jam Recordings

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 26, 2011
In their upcoming Rizzoli publication, Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label, founders Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons catalog the progression of their humble “experimental art project” beginnings to the creation of the...