Friends of The Rub – Young Guru

This month we bring in one of the most important figures in all of music, known as the “Sound of New York,” Young Guru. This man has been the mixing wizard behind the curtain for countless hits over the past 12 years, including 10 of the past 11 Jay-Z albums, Kanye’s “College Dropout” LP, Beyonce’s “Dangerously In Love”, and Ghostface Killah’s “Fish Scale”, among numerous others. He also was the DJ for Kanye and Jay-Z’s ‘Watch The Throne’ tour. NBD!

Most recently, Young Guru was apart of a very special NYC night with the Red Bull Music Academy’s Culture Clash. He, alongside Just Blaze, brought out a rolodex of guest stars to play a jukebox worth of hits that Young Guru was the lead engineer for many of. It was amazing to realize just how important this man’s work is to modern culture.

Young Guru absolutely slays it on Twitter. Y’all should absolutely give this man a follow, as he doesn’t tweet PR fluff. The man actually gives tech advice, engineering tips, and free remixes he has produced.

Lecture: Young Guru (Madrid 2011) from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.

He is a true hip-hop head, does it for the love, and you all can catch this man live with us at The Bell House this Saturday.