And it's not just hip hop that makes Rubin so legendary. Firmly rooted in his rock background, he's produced for Metallica and Mick Jagger. He's also produced multilingual singer Shakira's two-album project, Fijacion Oral Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation Vol. 2, and has worked with soul-singing powerhouse Adele among many others.
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