Nice Guru dedication mixtape right here. Download link is below. DJ Critical Hype & EscapeMTL – The Art Of Guru Blends (Mixtape)
Greg Nice took the stage at Los Angeles’ AFEX party with DJ Adam 12 to perform Gangstarr’s classic “DWYCK” in honor of the late Guru. Greg Nice prepares for his solo debut, Popcycle, dropping August 31st on One Haven / Industry Rule 4080, which will feature guest shots from Tony Yayo, DJ Webstar, and Flava [cont.]
Unearthed freestyle session from Common & Guru on Tim Westwood’s show some years back, where the two trade rhymes over Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode”. Big up to Vinyl4Life for the discovery. LISTEN: Guru + Common – “Tim Westwood Freestyle” (MP3) Guru + Common – “Tim Westwood Freestyle” (MP3)
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.]
New freestyle from Mike Bigga aka Killer Mike. Good freestyle, real talk. Check it out below. Mike Bigga (aka Killer Mike) – “Guru Salute Freestyle” (MP3)
Wow, new music from Guru and 7 Grand Records, entitled Never Sell Out: The Final Verses, available now, only eight days after his death. Don’t support this, people.
More from the MTV interview with Guru’s sister, where she reveals more about the situation surrounding his death. “When you ask me why he blames me, he’s a perceptive guy, and he knows if someone is with him or not,” Patricia told MTV. “I never was with [Solar] for various reason over the years. But [cont.]
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.]
More questions have been raised about a charity allegedy opened in Guru’s name called Each One Counts. The charity was first announced in what Solar claims was the final farewell letter from Guru to the fans, after his death one week ago today. New York’s Birthplace Magazine has blown the case wide open, diligently investigating [cont.]
On PublicEnemy.Com, Chuck D spoke openly about The Guru, as well as the awkward situation surrounding DJ Premier and the “10 Crack Commandments” lawsuit. Truly one of the good dudes man. As far as hard worked skill and what GOD gave him he really was in a zone by himself. He and PRIMO ventured beyond [cont.]
DJ Premier hosted a very positive evening on Sirius Hip-Hop Nation, paying tribute to the late Guru. In addition to doing an incredible tribute mix (as seen above), he also spoke on visiting Guru in the hospital, played an unreleased track “93 Interlude”, and spoke to Guru’s nephew, Justin Nicholas Elam Ruff (who hauntingly sounds [cont.]
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.]
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.]
Big shock here. The legitimacy of the cancer foundation referenced in Solar’s…I mean Guru’s farewell letter has been called into question. An article on BirthplaceMag.com is warning those looking to donate to the foundation. The article states: In the letter, the writer specifically mentions the “Each One Counts Foundation”. According to national public records, there [cont.]
Statik Selektah pays tribute to Guru on Shade 45 – two hours. There oughta be laws against you yappin’ your jaws. #fucksolar. Statik Selektah – “Guru Tribute Mix (Live On Shade45)”
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.
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.]
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.]
A couple new track from of CNN. First track is a tribute to Guru, while the second track is new solo track from Capone. Check them both out below. Capone – “Moment Of Truth” (Guru Tribute) Capone – “In These Streets” (MP3)
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