Rick Rubin

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Def Jam: how a new British imprint of the iconic rap label poached Stormzy
Only 6% of music industry execs are Black. That system fails artists, say the founders of 0207 Def Jam, whose uniquely diverse boardroom aims to change the culture – for good

Joseph JP Patterson

18, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Kate Tempest: The Book of Traps and Lessons review – living poetry amid the chaos of 2019
Producer Rick Rubin has pared back the effects, giving Tempest’s songs about trying to love and dance through our current crises room to reach out

Aimee Cliff

14, Jun, 2019 @8:30 AM

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Bass is strong with this one: Rick Rubin produces Star Wars EDM album
The producer enlists Flying Lotus, Röyksopp and Rustie for companion record to The Force Awakens, which features samples of C-3PO and Darth Vader, and a track from JJ Abrams himself

Guardian music

09, Feb, 2016 @9:05 AM

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Justin Bieber nears completion of album with Kanye West and Rick Rubin
Singer says he had to scrap one version of the album because he was ‘in a dark place’

Guardian music

01, Apr, 2015 @7:21 AM

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What we learned: Suge Knight's living hell, John Legend's disgust
Our weekly music news roundup, featuring Suge Knight, Neil Young and more

Tshepo Mokoena

07, Feb, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Rick Rubin analyses Kanye, Cash and Jay-Z on music annotation site Genius
Super-producer adds insight to some of his most famous songs, and explains that Kanye used to give him ‘anxiety’

Guardian music

03, Feb, 2015 @8:59 AM

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What we learned: Noel Gallagher's verbal wrath and Björk's return
Our weekly roundup of online music news, with Noel Gallagher insults (again) and the Brits nominations, by Tshepo Mokoena

Tshepo Mokoena

17, Jan, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Justin Bieber teams up with Rick Rubin
Singer pictures himself with the legendary producer, who he has reportedly started recording with

Guardian music

15, Jan, 2015 @8:03 AM

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Yusuf: Tell ’Em I’m Gone review ‑ still the Cat with the cream
Producer Rick Rubin and Tinariwen join the erstwhile Cat Stevens on this strong new set, writes Phil Mongredien

Phil Mongredien

25, Oct, 2014 @11:04 PM

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Yusuf/Cat Stevens: Tell ’Em I’m Gone review – revealing Rick Rubin-produced reinvigoration
A huskier Yusuf/Cat Stevens is another veteran spruced up by Rick Rubin on an album full of covers and interesting originals, writes Jon Dennis

Jon Dennis

23, Oct, 2014 @8:15 PM

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Damien Rice: ‘I went scuba diving in the brain, free diving in the brain’
Multi-platinum success left Damien Rice convinced people were using him. He sacked his band, retreated from music and ‘cleansed his mind’. Now, after eight years, he’s back …

Alexis Petridis

23, Oct, 2014 @4:00 PM

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Gary Barlow working with Rick Rubin on Finding Neverland
Take That singer tweets that he has worked with famed producer for the soundtrack of Finding Neverland

Guardian music

04, Sep, 2014 @7:37 AM

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