16. Young Guru
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Young Guru’s resume spans two decades and has been referred to as the famous and successful recording engineer by the Wall Street Journal. Certainly, Guru has been aligned with some of the greats including Jay Z during his time with Roc-A-Fella Records, Just Blaze, Kanye West, 9th Wonder among several heavy hitters. And as an artist-in-residence at the University of Southern California, Guru’s passing on his wealth of knowledge to future generations.