Hip-hop and education continue to fuse together. Young Guru’s latest endeavor in education will take place at one of the top universities in the US. The veteran producer will be heading a “Hip-Hop Speaker” lecture series at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On March 6, Guru will speak to the student body about the advantages of technology and design in the music industry.
Guru’s “Design and Destruction” lecture will spark up a conversation about how design and modern advances in technology have revamped opportunities in different parts of the industry. While technology has helped various positions in the music business progress, it has also crated new opportunities that didn’t exist when the genre was flourishing in the late ’80s and early ’90s. The lecture will hopefully lead to more dialogue amongst leaders in hip-hop, students and professors alike.
The legendary producer who has created beats for Jay Z, Talib Kweli, Fabolous, Eminem, and Beyoncé also holds a residency at the University of Southern California’s Thorton School of Music where he lectures students studying hip-hop, electronic music, music industry and songwriting. The Grammy-award winning music engineer joins the likes of 9th Wonder, Bun B, Wu-Tang’s own GZA, and Lil B who have all contributed to universities across the country.