Rick Rubin

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Frederick Jay "Rick" Rubin (born March 10, 1963) is an American record producer and the former co-president of Columbia Records, due to departing from the record in 2012.

Rubin co-produced American rock band Linkin Park's 2007 album, Minutes to Midnight, with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda. He also co-produced with Mike Shinoda again for Linkin Park's 2010 album, A Thousand Suns. He returned again to produce their fifth studio album Living Things.[1] He also produced original recordings from Living Things with Shinoda on Linkin Park's new remix album, Recharged, which was released on October 29, 2013.

Along with Russell Simmons, Rubin was the co-founder of Def Jam Records. With the Beastie Boys and Run–D.M.C., Rubin helped popularize hip-hop music, and has worked with artists as varied as Slayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dixie Chicks, Metallica, Weezer, System of a Down, Neil Diamond, Linkin Park, Rage Against the Machine, Eminem, and The Avett Brothers.

MTV called him "the most important producer of the last 20 years."[2] In 2007, Rubin was listed among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World.


  1. http://www.billboard.com/#/news/rick-rubin-on-new-chili-peppers-metallica-1005242142.story
  2. What's Up With That Bearded Guy From The '99 Problems' Video? – MTV.com

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