There they all stood. Each figure a musical great of this current generation. And, then there was the tall, long-bearded white gentleman who loomed in the scene but looked like Santa Claus on vacation. Who was he? Many fans of rap music quickly recognized Rick Rubin, he of Def Jam creation alongside Russell Simmons, and were in awe to see him gracing the group with his presence.
Then there was another faction of people who had absolutely no idea who Rubin was off facial recognition. Did they hide their unawareness? Of course not. They went straight to social media to get the answers they desired.
Who is the 60 yr old white dude in the #jayz commercial with pharrell and timbaland?
— Ryan Gage (@ryanmgage) June 17, 2013
This timberland jayz swizz beats pharrell an old white man commercial
— iMatt (@FiveeOs) June 17, 2013
all i want to know about that Jay-Z promo is who the fuck was that guy with the zz top beard? and y is he chilling with Jay?
— Ryan Mascolo (@rjmascolo) June 17, 2013
I can't wait for this new jayz to leak, but who's the old white man?
— Jim Leising (@jimleising) June 17, 2013
So I just seen the JayZ commercial where he had Swizz, Timberland, Pharrell and i think that white dude was God in one room producing tracks
— Johnny Magnum (@KingMagma) June 17, 2013
Who is the white guy with the Santa clause beard In JayZ album advert thingy!?!?!?
— Dimz (@CertiDimz) June 17, 2013
what is this Jay Z & bff bearded old man commercial
— Sonia (@EturnalSunshyne) June 17, 2013
Who is the bearded white guy in the JayZ Commercial?
— ChicagoNyce (@MusBeNyce) June 17, 2013
Who TF is that old white dude in that jayz commercial? #niggawhat
— Hunter Freeman (@h_freezy23) June 17, 2013
One question: who the hell is the old white guy with the biker gang beard in the jayz/samsung commercial? #magnacarta
— 2Jamez (@J_McColl_JR) June 17, 2013
Who is this old white man with the long beard that produces for Jay Z?
— B… (@BusiDh1) June 17, 2013
Who's the old white dude in Jay Z's new commercial?
— Levi Osburn (@Levi_Osburn) June 17, 2013
Jay Z tellin the old man all this jib jab about his music. That old mans just happy to sleep on the couch.
— Ben Lopez (@djpez95) June 17, 2013
Is that dude with the beard Jay-z life coach?
— Typhanie Peterson (@TyphPeterson) June 17, 2013
I wanna be the old ass white dude with a huge beard that just lays on the couch chillin with jay-z
— Connor Merchant (@The_Merchdog) June 17, 2013
Who was the white guy with the gray hair and beard in the jay Z commercial….I'm asking for a white friend of mine
— A. Briggs, Esq. (@ivyleague1908) June 17, 2013
So the random pal with the long ass beard in Jay-Z Ad is who?
— TopDonn (@TopDonn) June 17, 2013
Who is the fat old bearded white dude in this HOVA commercial?
— Aidan (@AYEdanmccoy) June 17, 2013
Love the white dude with the duck dynasty beard in the Jay-Z commercial. Cool commercial in general
— Eric Looney (@ericlooney) June 17, 2013
Super excited for this album Jay Z….timbo….pharell white man with da beard and swizz….can't wait
— Crystal LadyLeo (@ladyleo_QT) June 17, 2013