While a student here, in dorm room 203 of the Weinstein Residence Hall, Rick Rubin founded Def Jam Records with Russell Simmons.

NYU has many other famous musical attendees including:

Elmer Bernstein
Paul Banks
Marilyn Bergman
Eubie Blake
Betty Comden
Hal David
Daniel Kessler
Melissa Manchester
Wayne Shorter
Mary Wilson

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