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.”
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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.”