RIP Keith Elam aka Guru of GangStarr

April 20th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Music

[tweetmeme]On April 19th, GangStarr rapper, Guru, passed away. (age 43) Guru was and still is one of my favorite emcees. Famous for his “monotone flow”, some people say I sometimes remind them of Guru. I used to listen to Gangstarr and Guru’s Jazzamatazz CDs everyday. Guru had a way of making you feel like he was rapping directly at you, and always brought logic and wisdom to the mic. You’ll always be remembered, RIP Guru.

Guru, one-half of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, died yesterday due to complications from cancer. He was 43. The group’s influence on New York hip-hop is unparalleled, while Guru’s seminal 1993 album Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 — which dabbled in jazz, soul and funk — established him as a talented solo artist in his own right. Local artists such as Earthworms certainly carry on Guru and Gang Starr’s music and lyrical direction.”  -Taken from The Riverfront Times More »

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