Contact Us

Young Guru Names Five Best Audio Engineers In Music

Young Guru

It’s a warm April night at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. Nearly a hundred students have packed themselves into a bare-bones lecture hall for veteran engineer Young Guru’s “Era Of The Engineer” lecture series. Presented by Grammy U, the series finds the three-time Grammy nominee discussing the importance of engineering in the music business and his work with the likes of Jay-Z, T.I. and the Diplomats.

“It’s really about highlighting what the engineer does,” he said of the series. “The engineers have not really been highlighted throughout the years, so for me, it’s really a thing of making sure people understand the role of the engineer.”

Before the presentation officially kicked off, XXL sat down with Guru to discuss his five favorite music engineers of all time. From jazz veterans to his hip-hop contemporaries, Guru breaks down who he thinks stand next to himself as the master of the boards. —Sean Ryon (@wallysean)

Next Page

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of XXL

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for XXL Mag quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!