Born: Long Island, New York, USA
Frederick Jay Rubin (ˈruːbɪn; born March 10, 1963) is an American record producer and former co-president of Columbia Records. Along with Russell Simmons, he is the co-founder 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. Rubin has also worked with other artists such as Adele, Audioslave, Linkin Park, AC/DC, Kanye West, Johnny Cash, The Avett Brothers, Tom Petty, Justin Timberlake, Metallica, Slayer, System of A Down, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes, Limp Bizkit, Kendrick Lamar and Slipknot amongst others. 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.
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