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Gang Starr
1 May, 2010 7:04 pm

Here are the tour dates for DJ Premier as he hits the road for the Gang Starr tribute. 2 May 2010, Ebisu Liquid Room, Tokyo, Japan (With Pete Rock) 6 May 2010, Cabaret Aléatiore, Marseille, France 7 May 2010, Kugl, St. Gallen, Switzerland 8 May 2010, Gare de Lion, Wil, Switzerland 10 May 2010, Molodoï, [cont.]

30 April, 2010 4:58 am

Yup, you read that right. Solar reportedly wants Premier to join him in a memorial concert for Guru. “Not only Premier, but the whole Gang Starr Foundation — everybody, for sure,” Solar told MTV News. “It couldn’t be [a tribute] without them. Plus, the list of artists Guru and I have already compiled that would [cont.]

28 April, 2010 7:03 pm

Big Shug of the Gang Starr Foundation and Slaine of La Coka Nostra have signed on to appear in fellow Boston compatriot Ben Affleck’s new film; “The Town”. Shug’s role will be that of a drug dealer named Kenny, while Slaine plays a character named Gloansy.  The film is set to be released September 10, [cont.]

28 April, 2010 4:17 am

Guru’s sister, Patricia Elam, spoke with MTV news and revealed more details regarding Guru’s passing and Solar’s attempts to control the flow of information regarding the health of her brother, claiming Solar did not inform them about his death. [My son] Justin found out on the Internet and called me. I had to call my [cont.]

24 April, 2010 5:15 am

One thing surrounding the controversial, untimely, and tragic death of Guru is the fate of his yet-to-be released recordings. We all know that Guru has been recording exclusively on 7*Grand Recordings over the last few years with Solar. What this means, sadly, is that the recordings under the label that remain unfinished or in the [cont.]

23 April, 2010 5:17 pm

Boston.Com published the following words from Professor Harry J. Elam Jr., chairman of the drama department at Stanford University and author of The Past as Present In The Drama of August Wilson. He is also Guru’s brother…. “Positivity, that’s how I’m livin..” So goes the lyric from my brother’s early hip-hop song, “Positivity.’ My brother [cont.]

22 April, 2010 5:52 am

All we have to say is, you can see the weakness of a man right through his iris….. and Solar’s wearing sunglasses throughout the entire interview. Pfffff.

21 April, 2010 3:10 pm

DJ Premier just released the following statement in regards to Guru’s passing. IT WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME TO GET CONFIRMATION ON THE DEATH OF A MAN WHO I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL MY BROTHER, KEITH ELAM, BETTER KNOWN AS GURU OF THE LEGENDARY GANG STARR. FROM 1988-2004, WE EXPERIENCED SO MUCH SUCCESS TOGETHER [cont.]

21 April, 2010 3:04 pm

Not surprisingly, in a new statement released by Guru’s sister on behalf of his family, new facts are released that directly contradict claims made by Solar since February. The statement reads: The Elam family wishes to thank the fans of our son/brother/father uncle/nephew/cousin Keith aka GURU for the outpouring of love, concern and support. Our [cont.]

21 April, 2010 3:40 am

This is quite possibly the greatest promotional piece from a record label of all time. These were produced in 1999 by CoolTempo, who handled Gang Starr’s distribution overseas. Alone like this, these autographed versions were given out in the U.S. to key deejays and industry folk, signed by Guru and DJ Premier. Some of you [cont.]

20 April, 2010 2:43 pm

The first of probably many Gang Starr / Guru tribute tracks, mixes, etc. Nore + Imam Thug – “Mass Appeal (R.I.P. Guru)” (MP3)

20 April, 2010 4:04 am

After being hospitalized two months ago for an undisclosed illness, Gang Starr frontman, Guru – aka Keith Elam – died yesterday in what has been revealed as a lengthy battle with cancer, at the age of 43, according to DJPremierBlog.Com. While his illness has been shrouded in mystery and controversy over the last few weeks, [cont.]

30 March, 2010 1:31 pm

This morning, the man who refers to himself as “Super Producer” Solar released a new statement via his own company, Yo! Promotions, addressing the rumors swirling around Guru’s health, and taking some time to promote 7 Grand Records. As usual, the press release starts off on a positive note, suggesting that Guru is getting better, [cont.]

8 March, 2010 9:32 pm

Guru’s nephew Justin Nicholas-Elam Ruff speaks on visiting his uncle, and Superpro Douchebag Solar’s actions to prevent this from happening. Solar and his wife pretending to be Guru’s brother and sister? It gets even worse….

6 March, 2010 8:35 am

DJ Premier speaks on HeadQcorters Radio Show regarding the Guru situation in the below audio clip, while Solar releases a statement of his own, defending his character. Listen and read both, then sound off in the comments section below. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] LISTEN: DJ Premier Speaks On Guru’s Situation [NSFW] Solar [cont.]

6 March, 2010 12:05 am

Solar has gained some mainstream interview coverage in regards to the situation with Guru, as CNN has interviewed him in regards to the situation with Guru’s medical condition, as well as with his family. Unfortunately, the writer did not get quotes from Guru, his nephew, Justin Nicholas-Elam Ruff who released the outspoken video earlier this [cont.]

5 March, 2010 8:12 am

Continuing in the developing story regarding Guru’s condition and the legitimacy of Solar’s claims….. The above Tweets were released within seconds of each other last night, with Solar assuring fans “I have not prevented or would stop Guru’s family from visiting them, in fact I contact them daily! Anything other than that is a lie!” [cont.]

4 March, 2010 3:24 am

Yesterday morning, a statement was released on behalf of Guru, which read “I am doing fine and I am recovering! I’m weak though… [7 Grand partner] Solar is the only person who has the accurate info on my situation. Any info from anybody else is false! I appreciate your well wishes and all the love!” [cont.]

4 March, 2010 2:36 am

The L.A. Leakers are 3/3 today, this time unveiling some classic freestyles from the Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal, recorded right here in Las Vegas on Hot 97. Nice touch with the purple and gold, fellas. – Guru – “If I Can’t” Freestyle (MP3) – Guru – “Xxplosive” Freestyle (MP3)

1 March, 2010 6:15 am

43 year old Gangstarr frontman, The Guru (aka Keith Alam) suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday, February 28th, and is scheduled to undergo open heart surgery at a New York hospital today. While rumors began circulating the internet via Twitter and other social networking avenues last night, it was confirmed by DJ Premier, whom called [cont.]

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