Rick Rubin, the co-founder of Def Jam Records, will be honored by the Recording Academy during Grammy Week next year, Billboard reports. Rubin will be saluted for all his groundbreaking work done as a producer with artists like Adele, Jay Z and The Beastie Boys.
“Rick Rubin has said he has one rule regarding his recording process, ‘The only rule is that it’s not done until it’s great,'” said Neil Portnow, president and CEO of The Recording Academy. “His contributions to music and to the artists he’s worked with prove that Rick is beyond simply great. He is remarkable. We look forward to celebrating this musical icon and his pioneering career, which continues to inspire and climb to new heights.”
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Rubin has also served as the president of Columbia Records and restored American Recordings through a deal with Republic Records.
The ceremony will take place at The Village studios in West Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 11th.