I remember clearly seeing the L and R facing the camera when he put them on
Oh well, not there anymore.
DOOM, MF DOOM, King Geedorah, Madvillain (half of), Viktor Vaughan, Daniel Dumile ... whatever you know him by. One of the greatest contemporary MCs in hip-hop.
Appears to be wearing AIAIAI TMA-1s.
Also doing a line of Clarks shoes, which is very weird. http://clarksoriginals.com/pioneers/doom
I'm a bit late with this but thought it was funny when I saw this. Rubin was actually faking all of it. The Pioneer CDJ he was supposedly using was facing the wrong direction, perpendicular to the mixer rather than parallel! So he wasn't really using the AKG's either, which makes more sense that he picked them for looks over functionality.
To be fair, Rick Rubin probably does know how to use that equipment. He's been a producer in the industry for many years. But, when you're just appearing for a short time on television and you want to get things set up and taken down quickly, it's in your best interests to fake it because setting up lots of equipment like that is a major hassle if you're making a short appearance.
The other day a lady brought another colleague to my desk and said "there he is, the guy with the great headphones!" pointing to my HD600. I was pleasantly surprised until she continued: "those are the ones that block out all the noise, right?" I then had to explain to them that they were open headphones, which actually allowed me to hear everything around me when music isn't playing, and that if she wanted active noise cancellation, she should get Bose. lol
Someone asked that about my HD558's