Young Guru has not only been one of the most influentially musical talents in hip hop, he is also one of the most sincere individuals you’ll ever come across. As one of the forces behind the sound of the Roc (either “-A-Fella” or “Nation,” pick one), he’s assisted on nearly every platinum-selling project JAY Z has ever released. Yet when he’s not working with some of rap’s heavy hitters in the studio, he’s either performing alongside them at concerts (you may have, recently, seen him on the turntables at Jay’s B-Sides concert) or teaching courses at USC.
He returned to the radio home of Combat Jack to share some of his life experiences, jokes and more during their time together.
The Most Successful Engineer In Hip Hop makes his second appearance on The Combat Jack Show to share his thoughts on the Roc hey day, the recent Tidal Roc reunion, behind the scenes on some of his greatest hits and why JAY Z didn’t get ethered by JAY Z. Plus, a very special announcement by Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.
The sit-down is rather lengthy (it’s a little over three hours long), so I’d definitely suggest listening to this throughout the remainder of your work day or in the comfort of your own home if possible.