JAY-Z Tour DJ/Engineer- Young Guru – special celebrity guest judge for 6th Annual Miltown Beat Down Final

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The 6th annual Miltown Beat Down is holding its finals at Turner Hall on June 10th, 2011, and are pleased to welcome Jay-Z’s tour DJ, legendary recording engineer, and Roc-A-Fella/RocNation/Def Jam A&R, YOUNG GURU as this year’s special celebrity guest judge.

Not only will the Grammy winner Young Guru (Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – “Empire State Of Mind” 2009) help to judge the event, but he will be performing a special DJ set that showcases his impressive work as one of the premier hip-hop engineers in the world.

Young Guru has mixed 10 of Jay-Z’s 11 albums in addition to albums by Platinum and Gold recording artists T.I., Ghostface Killah, Talib Kweli, Method Man, Ludacris; in addition to working with countless other well-known artists like Pete Rock, Jean Grae, 9th Wonder, and Little Brother.

The June 10th finals, which start at 7PM, mark the return of the event to one of Milwaukee’s most respected venues – Turner Hall. Tickets for the event are now available for purchase with an advance-of-the-day price of $15 and $20 for those that choose to purchase their ticket at the door.


Tickets are also on sale at MODA 3 and http://miltownbeatdown.com with entry to a special raffle being open to those who purchase their tickets at MODA 3.

The event is hosted by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s Jordan “Madhatter”Lee and 91.7 WMSE’s Kid Cut Up.

This year’s MTBD finale will feature the 8 finalists who earned their birth to Turner Hall through 4 weeks of preliminary rounds at the Jackalope Lounj inside of The Wicked Hop. Six of the eight spots are taken and tonight’s last preliminary round will deliver the 7th and 8th finalists.

The list of finalists before Thursday, June 2nd’s, preliminary round #4 is: Reason, GoodWill, 40 Mil, TradeMark, White Russian, and Audio Pilot.