Tuesday, April 20, 2010

7 things about rapper Keith “Guru” Elam of Gang Starr

(Via News Provider)

1. He was a member of Gang Starr, together with DJ Premier. In the 90s they helped shape the sound of hip hop’s sound.

2. He was born in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury.

3. In his later years he partnered with Solar and wanted nothing to do with DJ Premier.

4. With Gang Starr, he released some albums considered classic in hip hop, like Step In The Arena (1991) and Daily Operation.

5. His solo records were acclaimed too. The first one, and possibly the best known, was called Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 and was released in 1993.

6. His last album was called Guru 8.0: Lost And Found and was released in 2008.

7. He was 43 years old when he died after losing his battle with cancer. He had previously suffered a cardiac arrest following which he went into a coma. He woke up from the coma, but unfortunately died two months later.

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