Video: Young Guru Compares the Rap Game to the Graf Game

In this fly-on-the-wall clip, esteemed engineer and producer Young Guru illustrates the differences between artists and producers who made their name grinding it out during the pre-internet era vs. the new age of artist whose road to stardom can be drastically shorter and smoother due to technological advancements and the rise of the internet. The example he uses is of the apprentice writer who had to follow around the veteran carrying cans, playing lookout, etc., until they acquired the skills to rock a full car on their own. Personally, I think it’s dope that music has been somewhat democratized, but at the same time, it’s a shame that some of these new artists miss out on all of the character building grind and rejection and heartbreak that often helps turn talent into greatness.

Previously: Young Guru Interview w/ DJ Semtex


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16 Responses to “Video: Young Guru Compares the Rap Game to the Graf Game”

  1. Captain Planet Says:

    why? Says:
    July 8th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    redbullusa.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/Audio/Pusha-T-Tyler,-The-Creator—-Trouble-On-My-Mind–021243047734431

    ^

    this should work.

    ——————–

    nada

  2. why? Says:

    hulkshare.com/xd4po74cg1l6

  3. Captain Planet Says:

    why? Says:
    July 8th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    hulkshare.com/xd4po74cg1l6

    ———————-

    * daps *

    * Peeps *

  4. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    BREAKING: South Sudan becomes world’s newest nation, breaking away from Sudan after decades of war.
    ^
    !

  5. Deen Says:

    Word ?

    Method Man made up Steez ?

    ^^^

    I’ve always associated the word with Mef.

  6. Captain Planet Says:

    E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:
    July 8th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    BREAKING: South Sudan becomes world’s newest nation, breaking away from Sudan after decades of war.
    ^
    !

    ——————

    It’s been percolating for a while.

    They’ve been expecting it

  7. jerry nice Says:

    Yo ESKAY! Post that new Pusha T feat. Tyler the creator, shit is crazy! Or just check my blog if you wanna hear that new shit first.

  8. Captain Planet Says:

    I don’t think it’s good business for older rappers to diss young niggas doing their thing

    I think it ostracizes them from younger audiences and makes em look … well old

  9. Captain Planet Says:

    jerry nice Says:
    July 8th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Yo ESKAY! Post that new Pusha T feat. Tyler the creator, shit is crazy! Or just check my blog if you wanna hear that new shit first.

    ——————-

    Was thinking the same thing

    But there’s a no Tyler or Odd Future post policy in these parts

  10. Captain Planet Says:

    Ugh … just got a Jury Duty Summons …

    Life’s ill … (c) the cOLD one

  11. JihaD Says:

    Pusha x Tyler >>>>

    Pusha giving away the song on mixtape <<<<<<<

    Niggas need better counselors and a&rs. SMH.

    JihaD

  12. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    >:E

  13. DDotOmen Says:

    “Personally, I think it’s dope that music has been somewhat democratized, but at the same time, it’s a shame that some of these new artists miss out on all of the character building grind and rejection and heartbreak that often helps turn talent into greatness. ”

    ^^

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. rocstar Says:

    but at the same time, it’s a shame that some of these new artists miss out on all of the character building grind and rejection and heartbreak that often helps turn talent into greatness.

    ^
    exactly. all these new rappers think theyre entitled to be superstars just becuase they can rap or think they can rap. lazy as fuck and then blame it on the label when they flop.

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