Rick Rubin - Sondz

Overview

Frederick Jay "Rick" Rubin (born March 10, 1963) is an American record producer and former copresident 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), country (Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks).

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

Facts

Born10/3/1963 (Age: 58), in Lido Beach
AreaMalibu
StatusActive
GenderMale
Role(s)ProducerProducer (executive)Liner NotesMix
Label managementAmerican Recordings (label founder)Def American Recordings (label founder)Def Jam Recordings (label founder)

Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Johnnie Burik
Johnnie BurikMix (assistant)Engineer (assistant)
Dave "Squirrel" Covell
Dave "Squirrel" CovellMix (assistant)Engineer (assistant)
Jason Lader
Jason LaderMixEngineer