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Kerwin Young is a prolific American composer and producer who has worked with iconic artists including Ice Cube, Mobb Deep, Busta Rhymes, and Public Enemy. His works have been performed by Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Music From China, Kansas City Symphony, Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, University City Symphony, and other well-known ensembles. As a film and TV composer, Young has worked on projects including the 1994 debut season of New York Undercover ; the 1997 directorial debut of Goetz Grossman, Tar ; KCPT's weekly news series Ruckus ; and has composed and produced original songs for feature motion pictures such as Do The Right Thing (1989), Green Card (1990), Sister Act 2 (1992), and American Crime Story: The People Vs O.J. Simpson (2016).

Young studied music composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance with Chen Yi, Zhou Long, and Jazz Messenger legend, Bobby Watson. In 2017, Young served as a U.S. Cultural Ambassador for Hip-Hop in Egypt, teaching music composition, production, media scoring, and business.