In a career that spans over three decades Rick Rubin is considered one of the most important producers of this generation. His track record speaks for itself. From Jay Z to Johnny Cash he's been instrumental in shaping the sounds of our favorite artists. He's also earned a long list of accolades including Grammys in the "Producer of the Year" and "Album of the Year" categories. And to think, it all started in a dorm room in Weinstein Hall at New York University 30 years ago.

As you can see in the photo above, the 50-year-old executive returned to the birthplace of Def Jam Records, which he founded in 1983 alongside Russell Simmons. He's sitting on a comfy twin size bed with photos plastering the wall behind him. It appears the place is now home to a young co-ed with lots of friends. We wonder if this person knew, before moving in this fall, that the very first Def Jam single, T-La Rock's "It's Yours," was created right where they'd be keeping that floppy-eared stuffed dog. 

The reason Rubin visited the dorm room was for an interview with Rolling Stone. We're guessing he talked a little bit about Def Jam considering the occasion. To whoever's holding that boom mic, congrats. You just met a legend. Rick Rubin's current work includes executive producing on Eminem's new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which will be released November 5.

[via NYU]

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