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    Among other things, this guy founded Def Jam records with Russell Simmons and thus brought hip-hop to the masses, signed Public Enemy, conceived the Run-D.M.C./Aerosmith crossover "Walk This Way," and produced LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., the first Beastie Boys records, Slayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Danzig, Johnny Cash (Cash's last albums, in fact), Donovan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Neil Diamond, and Jay-Z. Oh yea, and U2 also

    1. TC. 112 months ago | reply

      I honestly don't think I've ever seen a pic of Rubin without Sunglasses. Very cool!!!!

    2. SoSouth.Com 109 months ago | reply

      He's my hero. I wish I had a photo of the time I got to stand next to him. Great short bio too, who could be cooler than Rick.

    3. NowPublic 104 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing your photo!This photograph appears in a NowPublic news story: Time 100 Most Influential People: A Borat, an Arar, a Fey and a Gore.

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