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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 12:25 PM
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Hip Hop Legend Guru, of Gang Starr, Dies at 43
Source: MSNBC

Guru, whose real name was Keith Elam, had been battling cancer and suffered a heart attack on Feb. 28. Following surgery, he fell into a coma.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36664280/ns/entertainment-music/



Guru defined a genre and changed the face of hip hop. This is a great loss indeed.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 12:52 PM
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1. damn. been a fan since early on..
really enjoy the jazzmatazz volumes.
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Cal Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 01:09 PM
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4. Oh yeah, that jazzmatazz stuff was great
I hadn't thought about those albums in years.
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 12:53 PM
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2. What a sad loss for hip hop
Edited on Tue Apr-20-10 12:54 PM by Hutzpa
one of the pioneers of taking hip hop rap to the masses with his collaborations
with jazz musicians. Very knowledgeable fellow, will miss him dearly.

Was a huge fan if this guy.


"Let us live this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark streets winds and bends" - Shel Silverstein


Go in peace good man.


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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 12:59 PM
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3. He's one of my favorites. His first Jazzmatazz CD turned me onto jazz
and, ironically, away from hip hop....and I've never looked back.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 01:34 PM
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5. Damn I had no idea he was even sick.
Truly one of the greats.

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disillusioned73 Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 02:34 PM
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6. RIP Guru
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 10:14 PM
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7. Legendary rapper, legendary group.
DJ Premier, the second half of Gang Starr, has produced many great hip hop songs too like "I Used to Love H.E.R." (Common), "Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park)" (Nas), and the remix of "The Shit is Real" (Fat Joe).

This is a shocking loss right here. Next to Baatin (of Slum Village) who died last year. And others far beyond Tupac and Biggie.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 08:47 AM
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9. r.i.p.
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