16 Jan 2023

Rick Rubin on working with Run DMC, The Strokes, Slayer and Johnny Cash and how to be an artist

Rick Rubin is the legendary music producer who founded Def Jam records, one of the most important hip hop labels of the 80s.

He has won nine Grammy awards and worked with some of the biggest artists of our time, to name but a few: Jay Z, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Strokes, Adele, Run DMZ and Slayer.

He joins Krishnan to talk about his incredible career, as well as the launch of his new book ‘The Creative Act’.

Produced by: Joe Lord Jones and Nina Hodgson

Music Credits:

Superrappin’ – Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, and The Furious Five

Label: Enjoy Records

Producer – Bobby Robinson

It’s Yours – T La Rock

Artists: Jazzy Jay and T La Rock

Label: Def Jam Recordings

Producer Rick Rubin

Feel the Heartbeat – Treacherous Three

Label: Enjoy Records

Producer – Bobby Robinson


The Big Beat – Label: Capitol Records

Producer – Eddy Offord

The Adults Are Talking – The Strokes

Label: RCA AND Cult Records

Producer – Rick Rubin

Angel of Death Slayer

Label: Geffen Records – Def Jam Recordings

Producer: Rick Rubin

Trouble Funk – Drop The Bomb

Label: Sugar Hill Records

Producer – Reo Edwards

Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

Label: Columbia

Producer – Bob Johnston

Hurt – Johnny Cash

Label – American & Lost Highway

Produced by Rick Rubin

Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys

Label – Def Jam & Columbia Records

Produced by - Rick Rubin,

I Can’t Live Without My Radio – LL Cool J

Label – Def Jam/Columbia/CBS

Producer Rick Rubin & Jazzy Jay

RUN DMC – Walk This Way ft. Aerosmith

Label –  Geffen Records

Produced by – Rick Rubin & Russell Simmons