Boy, Rick Rubin sure has had a big impact on music since the '80s! My wife loves to hate him. He was involved with The Black Crowes, her favorite band as a teenager, and both helped and hindered their music. He influenced the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Beastie Boys. And he got Chuck D to start Public Enemy.
Raw is what he brings to the table. Laid bare. The passion is all that's left after he reduces the production on albums.
Kinda what I do in stripping down my portraits, editting them down to the essential. Almost past that, letting you fill in the blanks.
Chuck D's work strips down his message too, hitting you hard with it. Can hurt, but through pain is growth. Stripped bare. Say it.
SOLD - Chuck D 11/12/08