Legendary producer Rick Rubin is being honored this year by the Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing. Rubin is the rare artist whose legacy doesn’t need award recognition in order to validate it, and the Academy seems to acknowledge this with their commission of The Influence of Rick Rubin, an infographic that lays out just how wide the producer’s influence has been.
Rick Rubin’s work transcends genre, as evidenced by the artists he’s worked with: The Beastie Boys, Jay Z, Kanye West, Public Enemy, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, and many more. The Influence of Rick Rubin bears this out further, listing the top five most sampled tracks of Rubin’s, as well as the top five tracks he himself sampled. It’s also interactive, with audio from the tracks available by scrolling over their titles.
You can check out The Influence of Rick Rubin below, and take a look at the Grammy Awards’ press release for their tribute to Rick Rubin at their official site right here.
You’re crazy for this one, Rick: