In this mini doc by Rolling Stone, Def Jam Records founder, Rick Rubin, returns to his NYU dorm room where the record label began and discusses what it is like to be one of the coolest, most influential human beings on the planet.
While I love the fact that Rubin can talk about his place in the Hip-hop/Rap pantheon without any hint of artifice or swagger (and, to look at him you’d think he was a lost cast member of Duck Dynasty…only without all the racism and bigotry) what is even more remarkable is that he managed (with co-founder Russell Simmons) to create a musical dynasty without ever really trying to…he just wanted to make records for his friends.
Kind of makes you long for the days when you could just be a creative, free-thinking human being without the need to create a platform/brand for yourself before actually creating something doesn’t it?
Video after the break.
Source: Open Culture