The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) will host a three-day series of events celebrating hip-hop music, featuring an interview with Young Guru, engineer to Jay-Z, several student workshops at Tri-C’s Recording Arts and Technology (RAT) program, a panel conversation, and a live performance.
Panel Discussion with Young Guru, Aaron Kleinstub, and Jonathan Mannion
Moderated by Jason Hanley, director of education, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Black Box Theatre of the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) (2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, Garage 5)
Heralded for sonically shaping some of hip-hop's brightest talents, Young Guru has established himself as consistently in-demand: mixing 10 of Jay-Z's 11 albums, and DJing on the Watch the Throne tour, as well as Jay-Z's legendary Carnegie Hall and Barclays Center shows.
Aaron Kleinstub is a music producer who goes by the name Aalias. Most recently, Kleinstub co-produced Eminem’s 2013 hit “The Monster”, which featured Rihanna. Kleinstub is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in professional music, focusing on production.
Jonathan Mannion is a photographer and film director from Cleveland, Ohio. His photographs adorn the covers of Jay-Z’s first four albums, as well as other classic albums such as Aaliyah’s self-titled album (2001), Nas’ God’s Son (2002), DMX’s Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (1998), Eminem’s The Eminem Show (2002), and Lil Wayne’s Rebirth (2010).
The Rock Hall’s Library and Archives and Tri-C’s RAT studio will extend their hours, and all attendees are welcome to visit and explore before the event. Both areas will close at 7:15pm.