Raekwon breaks it down about Guru, Gang Starr and his and their influence on the rap game and him. Check it out above.
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.]
The first of probably many Gang Starr / Guru tribute tracks, mixes, etc. Nore + Imam Thug – “Mass Appeal (R.I.P. Guru)” (MP3)
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.]
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.]
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….
Solar called into Hot 97 in regards to Guru’s medical situation this morning, offering little insight into what is going on with the Gang Starr legend. Hosts Peter Rosenberg and Cypha Sounds had him in the hot seat, discussing the situation at length, and touching upon the inconsistencies with statements recently made by Solar and [cont.]
Statik’s got some choice quotables in this piece, regarding the recent situation with Guru’s health and Super Producer Solar’s involvement. [Source: SCM]
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. LISTEN: DJ Premier Speaks On Guru’s Situation [NSFW] Solar released this statement via Twitter: Solar: My [cont.]
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.]
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.]
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)
Heads have been anxiously awaiting news regarding Gang Starr frontman Guru’s condition, as he went into a medical induced coma this weekend after suffering a cardiac arrest. With rumors of his death prematurely spinning out of control, 43 year old Keith Alam released a statement in regards to his health today. “I am doing fine [cont.]
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.]
From the inception of the Jazzmatazz series, Guru has used his clout as the lyrical half of Gangstarr to explore his extracurricular artistic interests that marry hip-hop with its musical forefathers and modern day brethren. It’s not a novel concept, but one that can be disastrous if not conducted carefully and thoughtfully. While [cont.]
Guru: What’s up Pizzo, how you? HHS: Cool what’s going on? Guru: Nah just making it happen baby. We got like two whole weeks to finish mixing up the joint, it’s real hot. HHS: Word up man, what can we expect from the new album, how will it differ from your previous albums? Guru: It’s [cont.]
Guru is forever trying to create a separate identity for himself, as his Gang Starr co-pilot, DJ Premier has become one of the most sought after producers in hip-hop, churning out beats for everyone from Screwball to Black Eyed Peas to Jay-Z to Limp Bizkit. Meanwhile, Guru has experimented with his theories of success being based upon “mostly [cont.]
Chalk another one up for DJ Paul Nice - he certainly is one of the nicest producers on the indy circuit at the moment. He’s constructed a simple little track for Masta Ace and Guru’s “Conflict”, consisting of a prevalent Alchemist-styled bassline, along with a piece of “The Bridge”, and a piano capping it off. Guru and [cont.]
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