Here is part one of HHS1987’s exclusive with esteemed DJ & studio engineer Young Guru at the Heineken Green Room event at Tango in Philadelphia. Guru sat down with our very own E-Money in front of a packed house and spoke for over an hour on his career and experiences as the sound technician behind one of Hip-Hop’s most historic record labels.
Guru detailed his start as a DJ in Delaware, how connecting relationships in college prompted an early partnership with with Sean “Puffy” Combs and Bad Boy Records, moving to New York as a young father, as well as how forging a friendship with Memphis Bleek that led to a prominent position at Rocafella Records in it’s rise to prominence.
Guru also touched on his desire to teach up and coming engineers, engineering the session for Hov’s legendary diss “Takeover”, and how Just Blaze and Freeway’s synergy led to the first State Property LP.
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