It’s amazing how many pivotal records Rubin’s produced across different genres. I was listening to a lot of the early Def Jam stuff when first getting into music properly as a kid, so he’s been a fairly big influence over the years. Don’t know if it’s of interest, but there’s a channel on YT that put up a series of interviews a while back called ‘Magnum Opus’ iirc. They’re artist-based and Rubin features on a few like the one with LL.
Yeah, ‘Mind Playing Tricks’ is a classic. Have you seen the video for it? Bushwick Bill is a force of nature. Digging around for the sample on that record first got me into Isaac Hayes properly too. The soundtrack it’s from is great.
Bit of a tangent but fug it…
Nas over Ike’s Mood speeded up:
And another short Nas joint that was only ever on white label afaik: