This four-part docu-series focuses on creative conversation and the emotional side of music-making, using legendary music producer Rick Rubin's iconic Malibu, CA studio as the backdrop. Rubin’s mark on the music scene has been indelible since he co-founded Def Jam Records while enrolled at New York University in the ’80s, helping to launch the careers of Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys and Run-DMC, among many others.


Episode #101

Written by: Morgan Neville

Premiere Date: 07/12/2019 at 9/8c

Shangri-La is more than a place. It's a state of mind. Join the bubble with Rick Rubin as he explores the iconic history of his Malibu studio and the magic of creativity.


Episode #102

Written by: Morgan Neville

Breakthroughs often happen when no one is looking. Rick chats with Mike D, LL Cool J and Chuck D about the early days of Def Jam and the importance of breaking rules.


Episode #103

Written by: Morgan Neville

Rick Rubin channels the art of wrestling and pushes the boundaries of popular culture and taste.


Episode #104

Written by: Morgan Neville

In the aftermath of the Malibu fire, Rick explores the power of belief and the art of disappearing. Finale