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Young Guru: Piracy and invention

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. “When we study hip-hop we are actually studying the history of piracy. If we go back and study all piracy, we see that most things that were created in the world are a remix of something else.”

Engineer: 
Young Guru

Lecture: Maseo of De La Soul (Los Angeles 2012)

Maseo of De La Soul sits down on the Red Bull Music Academy couch. This lecture was held as part of Boombox's 5th annual celebration of the life and music of J Dilla in Los Angeles. Hosted by Cognito from Frolab.

Producer: 
DJ Maseo

Lecture: Ali Shaheed Muhammad (Los Angeles 2012)

Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, The Ummah and Lucy Pearl fame sits down on the Red Bull Music Academy's interview couch. This lecture was held as part of Boombox's 5th annual celebration of the life and music of J Dilla in Los Angeles and hosted by Cognito from Frolab.

Producer: 
Ali Shaheed

Lecture: Jimmy Douglass (Seattle 2005)

Lecture: Jimmy Douglass (Seattle 2005)

Engineer: 
Jimmy Douglass

Lecture: Mark Ronson (London 2010)

He's best friends with the rich and famous AND your favourite raw-soul revivalist combo. A hit-making studio midas AND every self-respecting hipster's radio jock of choice. A yellow press darling AND a club-rocking DJ with a certified hip hop pedigree. No doubt, this British expat living in New York knows a thing or two about music and the industry living off it. Catch him in conversation with ego trip's Chairman Mao at the Red Bull Music Academy 2010 in London.

Producer: 
Mark Ronson

Lecture: Clams Casino (Madrid 2011)

From the comfort of his New Jersey bedroom, 23-year-old producer Clams Casino turns out beats for a dizzying array of rappers like Lil B, Soulja Boy, A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, and Havoc of Mobb Deep. His reverb-heavy, ethereal productions have earned him a cult following amongst the music blog community, and his recent instrumental release on the Tri Angle label has only solidified his status as one to watch in this omnipresent Internet age. In this sessions he talks beats, business, and his take on sound quality in the digital age, with Noz of Cocaine Blunts.

Producer: 
Clams Casino

Lecture: DJ Toomp (Barcelona 2008)

DJ Toomp on Red Bull Music Academy.

Producer: 
DJ Toomp

Lecture: Nottz (Toronto 2007)

Lecture: Nottz (Toronto 2007)

Producer: 
Nottz

RBMA Session New Orleans: Mannie Fresh

Bounce. Brass bands. Beats. Big Tymerz. MC Gregory D. Weezy. Family roots. Life after Cash Money. And why he never went to college but ended up being one of the most successful and influential hip hop producers of all time. The great man Mannie Fresh spills the beans at the Red Bull Music Academy Session in New Orleans, interviewed by Jefferson 'Chairman' Mao of egotrip. Go DJ!

Producer: 
Mannie Fresh

Lecture: Young Guru (Madrid 2011)

Artists need their people. Gimel 'Young Guru' Keaton is Jay-Z?s people. When the rap-conquering MC and world-conquering mogul steps into the booth (as he continues to do, despite frequent retirement threats), Young Guru is outside, at the board, making sure Hova sounds good. Since 1999 - a staggering twelve years - this has been the way of things. Along the way, Guru has recorded pretty much every other A-list MCs. Some say he has the Midas touch. Watch as he speaks on doing what you love first and foremost, and a couple tricks of the trade.

Engineer: 
Young Guru