The legendary Rick Rubin stays low-key, yet has managed to leave a major impact across multiple genres of music. From the likes of Metallica to Kanye West, Rubin’s knack for creating a straightforward, yet organically refreshing sound is unmatched. Zane Lowe of BBC Radio 1 recently took the time to get the mysterious legend to reveal his thoughts on multiple subjects.
One topic of focus is Rick Rubin’s role in Kanye West’s Yeezus, including his honest impression of Kanye West upon working with him. He also shared his thoughts on Eminem, saying he is “hyper-critical of detail” in relation to his music.
The bearded co-founder of Def Jam drops gems throughout the interview, so check out more of what he has to say in the player above.