Rick Rubin Goes Behind The Boards For Clipse’ Columbia Debut

Virginia Beach duo Clipse are currently in the studio with iconic producer Rick Rubin, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Rubin, who signed the group to Columbia Records when he was named co-chairman in 2007, has already finished one track with Malice and Pusha T, and has plans on recording several more for their upcoming album, Til The Casket Drops.

The multi-Grammy-award winning producer has a famed history in the hip-hop industry. Along with Russell Simmons, he is responsible for co-founding Def Jam Recordings, where he crafted hits for Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J, and the Beastie Boys. While his last hit in the hip-hop world was Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” off of 2003’s The Black Album, Rubin has been behind some of the most critically acclaimed CDs in the metal, rock and country genres over the last decade.

Clipse’s third studio album, Til The Casket Drops, is reportedly set to drop in the summer. The disc’s first single “Kinda Like A Big Deal” featuring Kanye West and produced by DJ Khalil will be released on March 9. – Elan Mancini

  • latino heat

    damn! that’s a good look for the clipse. can’t wait to hear it. who need’s the neptunes? those dude’s are ridiculously overrated anyway.

    • http://xxlmag.com The General’

      The Clipse get nuthin’ BUT respect from me dog.
      Pusha’ T on “Grindin”(remix)-
      “Uncle Ja’mama’,wit’ my braids rapped/
      Wit’ 3 minute recipe from cookin’ flap jacks/
      Coke price through the roof-SL blew the coop’/
      my niece ask me why my rims bigga’ then a hoola hoop,..cuzo/
      i make the block holla’/take ya back the childhood, how i scale it teeta’ totta’……”
      Aight’!!!!!!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com Ben

    Can’t wait for that shit, ill.

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Thats whats up! VA stand up!

  • E20

    Thats major!

    Bout time Rick Rubin startin doing work with the Talent at that label instead of wasting time on Jim Jones bum ass.

  • Mutada al sader the king

    What the fuck are you fools talking about ? Rick aint made a dope hip hop beat since 1984. Please shoot yourself if you mention 99 problems . People work with him because of his “storied past”,. Not saying he’s wack, the Metalica album was dope and he gets it in. Just dont act like he’s doing dope him hop. Come on now

    • TheRefriedMexican

      WELL SEE M.A.L.S.T.K. IF IT’S WACK ILL ADMIT IT BUT IF ITS BANGING BE READY TO EAT YOUR WORDS! RICK RUBIN IS A LIVING LEYENDA!
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  • hannibal

    rick rubin is so overrated

  • k0ld

    Haaaaaaters.

    Rick Rubin is that shit. Get off everybody’s else’s nuts. Give Ricky a chance, man. Clipse album is gonna be dope regardless, Rubin or not.

  • George Clooney

    Honest to God, anybody saying Rick Rubin is overrated or wack is a serious fucking retard. No joke. Do your history. Hip hop didn’t just start when Blueprint dropped. Stop commenting on shit and go pick up a book or google something, dumbass.

    • http://xxlmag.com The General’

      Nuff’ said dog. Chuuuuuuuuch!

  • Curtis75Black

    Interesting !! I would love to hear their new sound !! If he’s the only Producer, I feel it could be hot enough to garner major attention.

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