10 Reasons Why Rick Rubin Is So Legendary

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Co-Produced One of the Most Sampled Records in Hip Hop

Rick Rubin unofficially began Def Jam Recordings (then distributed via Arthur Baker's Streetwise Records) with the classic 1984 hip hop record "It's Yours," by T La Rock, whose use of large, complex words within his rhymes heavily influenced LL Cool J. Rubin co-produced the cut with DJ Jazzy Jay

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