July 17th was Guru’s Birthday, many people’s top 10 rapper, one half of many peoples top 10 Hip Hop group Gang Starr. Hip Hop Royalty NO DOUBT!
Keith Edward Elam Worked with the best of them, Jeru, Nujabes, M.O.P., Big L to name just a few. His solo projects Jazzmatazz 1, 2 & 3 make for great easy listening when a bit of Jazz is required.
April 19, 2010 was the day Guru passed away after a cardiac arrest resulting in him falling into a coma, he was 48 and Cancer was again the cruel taker of life but his monotone flow and lyrical genius still blesses everyone’s playlists to this day and beyond. Timeless creativity was the product of DJ Premier and Guru, and they delivered it in bucket loads.
What we wouldn’t give to wish him Happy Birthday in person once again. RIP Guru.
Here’s 6 of our favourite’s feel free you add yours in the comments.