Bad Boy Hitmen producer Chucky Thompson dies

Veteran hip-hop and R&B producer Chucky Thompson has passed away. Jay-Z’s engineer Young Guru posted the news about his late D.C. brother born Carl E. Thompson and credits the hitmaker with launching his career. “There is nothing I can write that will take away this pain. I have to say RIP to my mentor, my […]

Young Guru breaks down music and technology at AT&T Foundry in Silicon Valley

Young Guru has served as a top music engineer for artists such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Kanye West. Guru recently took a trip to Silicon Valley where he toured the AT&T Foundry and discussed innovation and music. During his trip, he spoke with rolling out to share his ideas. Why was it important for you to […]

Emerge/Chicago: Meet the pros, build an app, get inspired

Emerge/Chicago presented by unetwor.co will start Thursday, June 26 and run through Saturday, June 28. This year at the Emerge/Chicago you will be surrounded by creative technologists, engineers, designers, business executives and entrepreneurs. On hand also will be many more who work in the automotive, fashion, telecommunications, advertising and entertainment industries. Emerge/Chicago will help bridge the gap […]

Producer, music engineer Young Guru breaks down the craft at AES

Young Guru presented “Era of the Engineer” at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Dubbed as “The Sound of New York,” Young Guru – the acclaimed engineer/producer who’s worked with Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Beyoncé –possesses over a decade of experience in sound engineering […]

Producer Young Guru speaks at AES

Young Guru presented “Era of the Engineer” at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Dubbed as “The Sound of New York,” Young Guru – the acclaimed engineer/producer who’s worked with Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Beyoncé –possesses over a decade of experience in sound engineering […]

Young Guru on today’s hip hop music, Joey Bada$$, and music business education

Jay-Z ‘s most trusted engineer, Young Guru, has traveled all over the country teaching independent artists and producers how to navigate the music industry, and how to build a solid foundation within the music business.  Young Guru sat down with Renee Gardner to share why he continues to teach about the music industry, what intrigued […]

Young Guru talks evolution of hip hop and shares next hot music trend

Jay-Z‘s famed DJ and engineer, Young Guru, sits down with rollingout during his Atlanta stop for Grammy U’s Era of an Engineer tour to talk about the evolution of hip hop, and where he sees the music headed.  With Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and other big named artists rumored to release new projects this year, we’re excited to see […]

Jay-Z’s DJ, Young Guru, shares innovative music industry career options

Young Guru, best known for his role as Jay-Z‘s tour DJ and go-to engineer, brings his music industry insight to GrammyU’s “Era of the Engineer” college tour. As rollingout caught Young Guru in Atlanta at Emory University, Guru shared the career opportunities for engineers in all facets of the music industry.