Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton

Real Name:
Gimel Keaton
Profile:
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. Most recognized for shaping some of the biggest talent in Hip Hop, Young Guru has mixed 10 of Jay-Z’s 11 albums, and has earned himself a number of shout-outs on Jay-Z’s tracks paying homage to his exceptional skills behind the boards. Influenced by early Hip Hop, Rock & Roll, Electro, House and Soul music, Young Guru’s skill set has definitively branded him as a true sound genius and orchestrator.

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 in 2010. It is an endeavor well-suited for him, considering his impeccable knowledge of Jay-Z’s discography, and their long-standing personal and professional relationship. A beast on the beats, DJing is just another notch on Guru’s belt. Having toured with rapper, Nonchalant, in 1996, spinning is nothing new for Young Guru. Respected by industry veterans and newcomers alike, in a recent interview with GQ Magazine Drake’s platinum-record-producer and engineer “40” spoke highly of Young Guru, saying that he aspires to attain the level of success Guru has achieved in his career.

2011 proved to be a win for Young Guru as he was seamlessly introduced to the fans that know and love his work. He burst on the scene at Fader Magazine’s Fader Fort at SXSW, which is known for showcasing new artists. Young Guru has also lectures frequently for the Red Bull Music Academy & The Grammy Foundation.

Later in 2011, he was invited as a guest instructor at The SAE Institute (School of Audio Engineering). As a result of this relationship with SAE and his passion for music education, Young Guru has established The Young Guru Foundation to assist students. The scholarship is a partnership between SAE, Young Guru and Heal the Hood and will facilitate a year of full time study in sound production for a select candidate.

With several projects in the works, 2012 is projected to be very exciting for Young Guru. With such a successful track record, there is no question why Young Guru is the DJ of choice, the instructor of the creative, and a producer of timeless music.

Contact: info@djyoungguru.com
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Remix

DJSAMPCDP1 Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Def Jam Recordings Presents album art Various Hustlin' (Remix) Various - Def Jam Recordings Presents(CD, Comp, Promo) Def Jam Recordings DJSAMPCDP1 Europe 2006 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

0044-50278-2 Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Chicago '85... The Movie album art Dave Hollister Doin' Wrong and 1 more… Dave Hollister - Chicago '85... The Movie(CD, Album) Def Squad, DreamWorks Records 0044-50278-2 US 2000 Sell This Version

Production

Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Chicago '85... The Movie album art Dave Hollister Doin' Wrong Dave Hollister - Chicago '85... The Movie (Album) DreamWorks Records Japan 2000 Sell This Version
B0027682-01 Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Laila's Wisdom album art Rapsody (2) Rapsody (2) - Laila's Wisdom(2xLP, Album) Jamla, Roc Nation B0027682-01 US 2018 Sell This Version

Technical

ESCA 7286 Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Hav Plenty (Music From The Motion Picture) album art Various I Wanna Be Where You Are Various - Hav Plenty (Music From The Motion Picture)(CD, Comp) Epic, Yab Yum Records ESCA 7286 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Born Again album art Notorious B.I.G. If I Should Die Before I Wake and 1 more… Notorious B.I.G. - Born Again (Album) Bad Boy Entertainment US 1999 Sell This Version
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Nutty Professor II: The Klumps - Soundtrack album art Various Here With Me (as Gimel Keaton) Various - Nutty Professor II: The Klumps - Soundtrack (Comp, Album) Def Jam Recordings, Def Soul, Imagine Entertainment, Universal, Def Jam 2000 US 2000 Sell This Version
CK 69772 Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Unrestricted album art Da Brat Hands In The Air Da Brat - Unrestricted(HDCD, Album, Enh) So So Def CK 69772 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
0044-50278-2 Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Chicago '85... The Movie album art Dave Hollister Dave Hollister - Chicago '85... The Movie(CD, Album) Def Squad, DreamWorks Records 0044-50278-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - I N I / Sweet Misery album art Amel Larrieux Sweet Misery (Hit District Remix With Ad Libs) (as Gimel and 2 more… Amel Larrieux - I N I / Sweet Misery (Maxi) Epic Japan 2000 Sell This Version
542 587-2 Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - The Understanding album art Memphis Bleek Memphis Bleek - The Understanding(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 542 587-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - The Blueprint album art Jay-Z U Don't Know and 11 more… Jay-Z - The Blueprint (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Izzo (H.O.V.A) / You Don't Know album art Jay-Z Jay-Z - Izzo (H.O.V.A) / You Don't Know (Single) Roc-A-Fella Records Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Tarantula album art Mystikal Alright (as Gimel Keaton) Mystikal - Tarantula (Album) Jive, Jive Europe 2001 Sell This Version
542 325-2 Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - The Professional 2 album art DJ Clue?* M.A.R.C.Y. and 1 more… DJ Clue?* - The Professional 2(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records, Desert Storm Records 542 325-2 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Beanie Sigel Mom Praying Beanie Sigel - The Reason (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) album art Fat Joe We Thuggin' (Remix) Fat Joe - Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) (Album) Atlantic Europe 2001 Sell This Version
314 588 766-1 Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Think It's A Game / For My N***az album art Beanie Sigel For My N***az (Radio Edit) and 5 more… Beanie Sigel - Think It's A Game / For My N***az(12", Single) Roc-A-Fella Records, Black Friday Records 314 588 766-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
DEFR 15476-2 Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Roc The Mic album art Beanie Sigel and Freeway Beanie Sigel and Freeway - Roc The Mic(CD, Single, Promo) Def Jam Recordings, Roc-A-Fella Records DEFR 15476-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
DEFR 15262-2 Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Beanie (Mack B***h) album art Beanie Sigel Beanie Sigel - Beanie (Mack B***h)(CD, Single, Promo) Roc-A-Fella Records DEFR 15262-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Free City album art St. Lunatics Summer In The City St. Lunatics - Free City (Album) Universal Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Girls, Girls, Girls album art Jay-Z Jay-Z - Girls, Girls, Girls Roc-A-Fella Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Violator The Album V2.0 album art Various We Are Various - Violator The Album V2.0 (Album, Comp) Violator Records, Loud Records Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Music From The Motion Picture Osmosis Jones album art Various Summer In The City Various - Music From The Motion Picture Osmosis Jones (Comp) Warner Sunset Records, Atlantic Canada 2001 Sell This Version
314 588 930-1 Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - Jigga / Renegade album art Jay-Z Jigga (LP Version) and 5 more… Jay-Z - Jigga / Renegade(12") Roc-A-Fella Records 314 588 930-1 US 2001 Sell This Version