JAY-Z, EMINEM, NOTORIOUS BIG, BEYONCE, RIHANNA
Revered as “The Sound of New York”, Gimel Keaton, better known as Young Guru, possesses over a decade of experience in sound engineering, production, and A&R for the acclaimed Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Records. Young Guru has mixed 10 of Jay-Z’s 12 albums, and has earned himself a number of shout-outs on Jay-Z’s tracks paying homage to his exceptional skills behind the boards.
Known as one of the most notable engineers in the history of Pop and Hip Hop music, Young Guru officially became Jay-Z’s tour DJ for the ‘Watch The Throne’ world tour featuring Jay-Z and Kanye West, in 2010. Over the years Young Guru has been a major part of several artists' careers in addition to Jay-Z, including Beyonce, Rihanna, Ludacris, Ghostface Killah, Freeway, Cam'ron, Redman & Method Man, Mariah Carey, Pete Rock, Fabolous, Talib Kweli, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and T.I.