Young Guru

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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. He has recorded virtually every other top hip-hop artist and has more than a decade of experience in sound engineering, production, and A&R for the acclaimed Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. Young Guru is part of a team using a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop so-called 3-D sound, which allows the brain to interpret the depth and direction of sound like it occurs in real space.
  • Speaker PopTech 2012
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Young Guru on the business of piracy

Young Guru on the business of piracy

This past fall PopTech had an opportunity to ask hip-hop legend Young Guru about surviving and even prospering in a music business in which the traditional money-for-music distribution model has been completely upended over the past 15 years. “I tell all the artists now, ‘You know, charity is the fastest way to get rich,’” Guru responded.

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DJ Young Guru joins PopTech Camden speaker lineup

DJ Young Guru joins PopTech Camden speaker lineup

PopTech is pleased to announce additional speakers who will take the stage in Camden in just a few weeks! Whether you’re joining us in Maine or tuning in via Livestream, we’re looking forward to several days of riveting presentations. The theme this year is resilience; exploring what makes some people, organizations, systems and governments bounce back from disruption while others

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