Young Guru: Piracy And Invention (Video)

blame it on Meka January 16, 2013

Revered as “The Sound of New York,” Young Guru has mixed 10 of Jay-Z’s albums and officially became Jay-Z’s tour D.J. in 2010. “When we study hip-hop we are actually studying the history of piracy. If we go back and study all piracy, we see that most things that were created in the world are a remix of something else.”

Catch two more clips down bottom.

Watch him borrow a beat from Al Green (some may know those drums from “Dead Wrong” and “I Got A Story To Tell” by the Notorious B.I.G.) and Bobby Blue Bland (used in Jay’s “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)”) to show the fine line between art and piracy.

He is also a leader in adapting to a challenging music business. “It is always vibe over money.”

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  • kGb

    met young guru once at one of those istandard producer competitions at webster hall. very knowledgeable, humble, positive, and down-to-earth person.

  • Guru is the best thing to ever happen to jay z

  • Jeff

    Guru is well spoken.

  • Humanity SUcks

    4 fucking idiots. A intellectual video and that’s the best the viewers of this site can say about this? Captain obvious pretending he met GURU and even if you did, who cares? Its no significance, didn’t make the video better. Didn’t help contribute to his observation about Piracy. Oh great, another person makes a comment about him speaking so well. As if every black person involved in hip hop isn’t educated. Oh I hi Mr I’m first, fucking doucher. GET AIDS, Forget it, YOU ALREADY HAVE IT. All of you.

  • fuck Humanity SUcks

    @Humanity SUcks *An intellectual video