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#YoungGuruGiveaway Powered By The Young Guru Foundation


The Young Guru Foundation is celebrating 2013 by giving lucky fans the chance to win a professional recording mix session with Jay-Z’s go-to sound maven and legendary engineer and producer Young Guru. Music and entertainment fans that make a qualifying donation to The Young Guru Foundation will be entered in a special contest for the opportunity to have their record engineered by Young Guru.

Official Contest Rules



Young Guru, Grammy award winning engineer and go-to sound maven for Jay-Z, desired to share his knowledge and skill with young music students cultivating their talents into their career; but it wasn’t enough. “The main purpose of coming here was to set up a scholarship. It goes beyond just ‘Hey I’m Young Guru and I have some Grammy’s, the purpose is for me to give back as much information as possible. I don’t want it be a one time thing, to come in and give out a scholarship and leave, then there’s press about it. I want it to be a real thing that goes on every year.”

The Young Guru Foundation seeks to shape a brighter future for communities by providing financial support through the Young Guru Scholarship Fund to students pursuing careers in Communications, Audio Engineering, Music Education and Music Business. In addition to providing financial assistance for post-secondary education, The Young Guru Foundation assists in mentoring and advising students from junior high school through graduate school, by coordinating internship and work/study opportunities.By developing innovative strategic plans, creating high-impact partnerships, introducing new technologies and managing programs, The Young Guru Foundation increases awareness of rewarding careers in communications.

Young Guru sees this foundation as an opportunity that derived from his passion for teaching what he knows best, the aesthetic of sound. Looking deeper into the need for substantial involvement, The Young Guru Foundation will facilitate guidance and support focusing on Young Guru’s passion for the cause to further young hopeful leaders of the art.

To make a charitable contribution to The Young Guru Foundation click on the Donate button below.


We are proud to have partnered with SAE Institute Capetown, SA and Heal the Hood (NGO) to facilitate the funding of a student to study a one-year, full time Higher Certificate in Sound Production at the Cape Town campus.

For more information on our partnership with SAE Institute Capetown, Heal the Hood, & How to apply for the scholarship please visit:

SAE Institute Capetown


Young Guru SAE Capetown Tour