An insightful interview with Hard Knock TV.
Check out the below clip for a glimpse into Young Guru's first day on campus as an Artist-in-Residence at USC's Thornton School of Music. The highlight video features Guru as a guest lecturer in USC's recording arts class, as well as some great insight from his students and Thornton's Vice Dean Chris Sampson. PREVIOUS: Jay-Z
During his live Twitter Q&A session today, Jay-Z gave Guru or Just Blaze the green light to liberate the elusive full-version of the third installment of "Dead Presidents." Guru must of been keeping up as he took to Soundcloud to finally liberate the unreleased version. Sadly -- as you'll notice upon playing -- the "missing"
FUSE went on a mini-tour with the legendary musical everyman as he showed them his expansive vinyl collection. PREVIOUS: Crate Diggers w/ Kid Capri (Video)
In the second part of their sitdown with Hord Knock TV, Just and Guru speak on the good ol' days at the house of Roc, from how Beans got on the "Roc The Mic" beat and how Cam'ron jumped on the "Welcome to NYC" instrumental. PREVIOUS: Just Blaze & Young Guru Talk Jay-Z, Dame Dash,
Sitting down with Hard Knock TV, Guru and Justin speak on everything from Just's transition into the world of EDM music while still retaining his hip hop roots, how Jay's "Girls, Girls, Girls" was originally slated for Ghostface Killah, and much more. PREVIOUS: The Arrival w/ Just Blaze (Video)
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
DOOM's "Doomsayer" gets mysterious remixed by Young Guru. PREVIOUS: JJ Doom – Guv’nor (Video)
The other day engineer extraordinaire Young Guru hosted Sounds & Vision: The Art of Sampling with special guests Sean C & LV. Among the many topics discussed (a brief recap can be found here, the two recreated a pair of their most memorable backdrops from Jay-Z's American Gangster.
Young Guru should know a lot about Jay-Z, what with him being his sometimes-tour DJ and engineer for most of his albums. So he divulged some of these things to Complex, such as his basketball prowess, how LA Reid rushed him into making Kingdome Come and more. READ: 15 Things You Didn't Know About Jay-Z
The big homie Young Guru sat down with Complex to speak on Jay-Z's next solo outing.. Jay-Z is always working on stuff, it’s a concept that I can’t talk about but I’m marveled at how smart this guy is. When he told me the concept, I was like ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ It