Rick Rubin is a record producer and former co-president of Columbia Records. Along with Russell Simmons, he is the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings and also established American Recordings. With the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Geto Boys, and Run-DMC, Rubin helped popularize hip hop music.
In 2007, MTV called him "the most important producer of the last 20 years", and the same year, Rubin appeared on Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Wherever You Go, There You Are
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
And, it’s a great book if you’ve never meditated, and if you’ve been meditating for 50 years. If you read this book, either way, you’ll care more about meditation, become a better meditator, and just give insight into why we do it, and what the benefits are.— Rick Rubin, source
Tao Te Ching
by Lao Tzu
What’s great about it is, it’s 81 short pieces, that you could look at them as poems, that, if you were to read the book today, you would get one thing from it. And, if you were to pick it up in two years and read it again, it would mean something entirely different, and always on the money. Always what you need to read at that particular period of time. So, it’s a magic book, in that way, in that it always fits.— Rick Rubin, source