He’s one of the most famous producers of all time, and now, a new documentary about Rick Rubin is set to air later this year.
Back in 1984, a 21-year-old Rick Rubin formed Def Jam Recordings from his university dorm room. Within months, the label had released early singles by LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys, and was well on its way to becoming one of the most iconic hip-hop labels ever.
As the years went on, Rubin branched out, becoming a producer for famed names as Slayer, Public Enemy, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine, Aerosmith, Kanye West, and so many more.
To date, Rick Rubin remains one of the few producers who is arguably more well-known than many of the bands he has worked with. Now, the Grammy-Award winning producer is set to get his own documentary.
As Complex reports, the new documentary is set to air on Showtime later this year, with Morgan Neville (Search and Destroy, 20 Feet from Stardom, and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?) taking on a directorial role.
Currently given the working title of Shangri-La (named for his iconic studio), the documentary is set to give “an all-access pass into Rubin’s creative process, giving viewers a taste of what it’s like to be produced by the music world’s most singular voice.”
While it’s not yet confirmed as to when we’ll be seeing the finished product, a ‘work-in-progress’ cut is set to receive its premiere at the 2019 SXSW festival in Texas this March.
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