10 Reasons Why Rick Rubin Is So Legendary

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It Was All a [Dorm Room] Dream

While still a student at New York University, Rick met hip hop party promoter Russell Simmons, who he takes on as a partner when Def Jam is officially launched in 1984. Initially, the office of Def Jam was Rick's dorm room.

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