10 Reasons Why Rick Rubin Is So Legendary

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Texas Forever

Rick Rubin parted ways with business partner Russell Simmons and Def Jam in 1988 and started his own label, Def American Recordings. Though he moved on to produce primarily rock acts, he still kept a hand in hip hop, signing Houston rap pioneers Geto Boys, who would go on to break ground for Southern hip hop's future with the classic 1991 hit "Mind's Playing Tricks on Me."

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