Nairobi Rapsody with Young Guru – Jay Z’s DJ, Jul. 16 2015 @ Ebony Lounge
Grammy Award winner and legendary American music engineer Gimel Keaton, better known as Young Guru will be hosted by Nairobi Rapsody on Thursday July 16th 2015 at Ebony Lounge, Westlands, Nairobi – Kenya.
Date: Thursday, 16th May 2015
Venue: Ebony Lounge, Westlands
Time: Gates Open at 9:00 p.m.
Entertainment: Young Guru, Mixmaster Lenny, Final Kut and Oskyde.
Tickets: 1,500 via ebony-lounge.co.ke
Popularly touted as “The Sound of New York” – Young Guru is set to DJ at Rapsody alongside Kenya’s very own DJS: Mixmaster Lenny and Final Kut. Opening performance by Oskyde. Young Guru is Jay-Z’s official tour DJ and has mixed 10 of the rapper’s 11 albums.
With Young Guru’s set, Kenyan Hip Hop lovers are set to experience a hip hop music journey to remember. Spanning across many diverse genres including early Hip hop, Rock n Roll, Electro, House and Soul, Guru’s DJ sets remain high energized. He is most notably recognized for shaping some of the biggest talent in Hip Hop like Kanye West. He’s also got over a decade of experience in sound engineering, production and A&R for the acclaimed Rock-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings.
About Young Guru
In 2009, Young Guru won a Grammy for Best Rap Song: Empire State of Mind. He’s appeared in Jay Z’s documentary NY-Z, and has earned himself a number of shout-outs on Jay-Z’s tracks paying homage to Guru’s exceptional skill set behind the scenes. A beast on the beats, DJing is just another notch in the Guru’s belt. From the 80s, he’s still throwing parties to date.
About Nairobi Hip Hop Rapsody
Founded by Kenyan Hip Hop entrepreneurs: Buddha Blaze and Rashid Jibril; Nairobi Hip Hop Rapsody is a musical showcase to put Nairobi city on the map of global hip hop and promote Kenyan hip hop as the home of classic hip hop in East Africa. For the first time in Kenya Nairobi Rapsody hosted New York rapper Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli in 2015 and 2014, respectively. A host of great local and international hip hop talent have been hosted. They include over 25 DJs including G Money (Jamaica/Kenya), DJ Cortega (Switzerland), DJ Big Bear (USA), DJKace (Netherlands) and more. DJ Zaq, DJ Gapp, DJ Supreme, DR. Boom a.k.a. Blinky Bill. Artists include Rabbit, Octopizzo, Khaligraph and Jemedari; all from Kenya, HHP and Tumi (South Africa), Paleface (Finland), MC Matre (usa) and many more to come.