Rapper Guru of Gangstarr Has Died

Apr 20, 2010 | Posted by: Know4life | Full story: know4life.blogspot.com

Rapper Guru has died aged 43 after a long battle with cancer according to statements published online. The New York MC - whose real name was Keith Elam - suffered cardiac arrest on March 2 and had been in a coma.

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Apr 20, 2010
 
Damn! what a shock...I remember bopping to "mass appeal" and "whose gonna take the weight" back in the day. He made some real inroads with he jazzmatazz series. RIP.

“Blindian and proud”

Since: Oct 09

Paris, France

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Apr 20, 2010
 
When I read the news I was shocked.He was young,my heart goes out to his family.RIP.
In 1993 he had collaborated with popular French rapper MC Solaar:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Since: Jan 08

Dayton, OH

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#3
Apr 20, 2010
 
Brother will be greatly missed, however, he lives on through his music.
OH MY

Burbank, CA

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Apr 20, 2010
 
great, positive rapper ONE OF THE FEW WHO SPOKE KNOWLEDGE.....WE WILL MISS AND YOUR MUSIC LIVES ON....

“As Above,So Below”

Since: Feb 10

The Resurrection

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#5
Apr 20, 2010
 
wow,R.I.P.How ironic,he was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer(July17)and passed away/ascended when the moon was in cancer(as it is now).

You will be missed bro.
whats going on

Ione, CA

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#7
Apr 20, 2010
 
Guru was right up there with Rakim. If you listen to his early work (even from '87, when he was unkown), he was using a ton of in rhymes and multis. He was a postive person, and always stayed original. This is really sad.

R.I.P. GURU

One of the best MCs of all time!

“Hi, I'm Deja!”

Since: Nov 09

Nice to meet you! ^_^

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Apr 20, 2010
 
:(

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Since: Mar 08

Cleveland, OH

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Apr 20, 2010
 
Too sad.....this brother was one of the early pioneers in the hip hop game.....and helped and influenced a lot, including the WU.....

The one song that will be forever a classic is "Mass Appeal".

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Newburgh, NY

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Apr 20, 2010
 
Right

Arlington, MA

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Apr 20, 2010
 
R.I.P. Guru (Keith)

Boston's finest contribution to Hip Hop

“Secret Asian Man”

Since: Feb 10

Upland,California

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#13
Apr 20, 2010
 
I loved Gangstarr. A great rap group. This is sad news. RIP GURU
Shaneequa

Brampton, Canada

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Apr 20, 2010
 
Yo! The White devil and the CIA killed him bcuz he waz keepin it real, yo!
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Selden, NY

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Apr 20, 2010
 
R.I.P.
whats going on

Ione, CA

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#16
Apr 20, 2010
 
It seeems like even when others sold out, he kept going strong.
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Apr 20, 2010
 

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More monkey music, with the typical black glorification of thuggery, law-breaking, violence, and a wasted life. Then when the consequences of the "ghetto" lifestyle become clear, they blame "racism"
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Apr 20, 2010
 
RIP

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Since: Apr 09

Dayton, Ohio

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Apr 20, 2010
 
This is messed up. I like "Just To Get A Rep" and "mass appeal".

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United States

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Apr 20, 2010
 
R.I.P Guru
JungleBells

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Apr 20, 2010
 

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Rest in poop
THE MOOR

Detroit, MI

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Apr 20, 2010
 
YEAH...IT'S SAD TO HERE THIS....BECAUSE THIS BULLSHIT THAT'S COMING OUT NOW IS A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY TO EVEN PRODUCE....GURU WAS NICE!

RIP GURU....WE FELT YOU....

* http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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