1. WATCH: Young Guru - Red Bull Music Academy Lecture.

    WATCH: Young Guru – Red Bull Music Academy Lecture.

    Lecture: Young Guru (Madrid 2011) from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo .

    Our man traveling abroad en Espana, ego trip's own "Chairman" Jeff(erson) Mao, has been hosting his ass off this week whilst out at the Red Bull Music Academy 2011 in Madrid. If you don't believe us we have documented proof. Submitted above for your viewing pleasure: an illuminating, 2-hour public conversation with Mr. Gimel Keaton, better known as Young Guru - expert engineer, mixer, A&R, producer, DJ, underground hip-hop booster, and longtime invaluable contributor to Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella/Roc Nation inner circle . Some interesting tidbits from this talk: Guru describing his heretofore unsuccessful attempts to get Jay-Z to rhyme over Dilla beats; his critical analysis of M.F. Doom's Mm... Food (and his confirmation that he's played parts of it for 'Hov); his entertaining recollections of recording Cam'Ron's "Oh Boy" and mastering (with much interruption) Jay's Blueprint 3 . Enjoy, rap fans.

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