Rick Rubin Offered Top Position at Columbia

rickrubin.jpgLegendary producer and co-founder of Def Jam records, Rick Rubin has been offered a co-chairmanship at Columbia Records according to the New York Times. Rubin, who contributed to three of the five albums up for album of the year Grammy’s this year, has worked with worked with some of the biggest names in music. The Times reports that whether Rubin can accept the position depends on his ability to negotiate his way out of his current contract with Warner Music Group which is currently the home of his American Recordings label. According to sources, Warner is reportedly open to letting Rubin out of his contract so he can pursue the executive position. As co-chairman, Rubin would be expected to participate in signing artists and creating marketing campaigns, while working closely with current Columbia Chairman, Steve Barnett. Under Barnett’s leadership Columbia was ranked the No. 1 label in the music industry for sales of new releases in 2006.

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  • jacquez
  • derfla the hust’la

    good for him

  • Da B


  • Evil-dub


  • EReal

    Rick Rubin is that Dude.

  • Stax On Deck

    Don’t Go Rubin

  • Spickster

    Man you wouldn’t think a dude like that is a hip hop producer but hey don’t judge people by how they look


    Rick Rubin is LEGEND in the music industry. Working with groups from the Beastie Boys to Slayer to Johnny Cash to some other group you had no idea he worked with. Columbia would be lucky to have him and his American Recordings label. (Plus he’s producing Metallica’s new record, no more Bob Rock, so he’s also a savior)

  • derfla the hus’la

    thanks for the history lesson san, now can you explain why the fuck dude hasn’t shaved for the last 20 years shit is inhygeinic dog


    I can’t call it dog, that’s Rick.


    Yo rick is back in the mix, good at lease we got real people that know how to pick real artist, well Rick here is Real HipHop in its purest form, just listen. (myspace.com/blu-black)(myspace.com/atlas)