Ken "Duro" Ifill

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys/Erykah Badu/Will Smith

For over 25 years, Ken “DURO” I?ll has been mixing the living history of urban hip hop and R&B. His client list includes Jay-Z, NAS, Pharrell Williams, Erykah Badu, Will Smith, Beastie Boys, Usher, and on and on, and through a singular focus on making everything he works on as cool as possible, he has won six Grammy Awards. These days, Duro splits his time between the studio, where he still engages his ?rst and enduring passion (mixing!), and Senior VP of A&R at Republic Records