Gang Starr

Guru Dies April 19, 2010 R.I.P.

Keith Elam [July 17, 1966 – April 19, 2010]

Rest In Peace to Keith Elam or better known worldwide as Guru from Gang Starr. Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal passed away yesterday due to a long battle with cancer.

Previous reports of him suffering a heart attack and subsequent coma have been met with worse and imminent news of his death. Guru will always be remembered personally for the man who fused elements of classic East coast hiphop with jazz. Year of contribution to the art of hiphop alongside legendary producer, DJ Premier in Gang Starr have built the man's career. Him and his art will be sorely missed, he will live in forever through the legacy of work left behind.

Sway from MTV remembers Guru: [CLICK HERE]

Solar addresses Guru's deathbed letter: [CLICK HERE]

Posted on Wed, 21/04/2010 - 04:29

Guru Surgery Successful; Full Recovery Expected

Those close to Guru have revealed that the rapper's heart surgery performed in the last 24 hours has been a complete success and Guru is expected to have a complete recovery. [Full story: read previous entry]

According to sources told to the 43 year old New York MC is doing “fine” despite bullshit reports on the Internet claiming that he had died last night. Gang Starr's DJ Premier also confirmed this news via his Twitter account.

“Guru is alive and recovering from his surgery. Doctors are expecting a full recovery luckily,” said the source.

Everyone's prayers and best wishes have helped and will continue to with our support for the legendary rap icon.

We will keep you updated as and when news comes through.

Posted on Wed, 03/03/2010 - 07:38

BREAKING NEWS: Guru Suffers Heart Attack & Coma!

According to, information has been obtained in relation to the health of east coast rapper, Guru. Apparently he has just recently suffered a cardiac arrest and now fallen into a coma. These details come by way of Guru's own sister.

Legendary emcee formerly with DJ Premier in the famous rap outfit Gang Starr, Keith 'Guru' Elam is also considered a pioneer for rap/jazz fusion with his Jazzamatazz album series. The only other public release has come over the airwaves from DJ Premier.


from Hip Hop Nation:
DJ Premier, the other half of Gang Starr called up Satelite XM radio station "Hip Hop Nation" and confirmed Guru's heart attack.

"Guru IS in a coma and will go under surgery tomorrow afternoon."

More details as it comes to light will be reported on and online across the board.

Our condolences and best wishes go to Guru and his family at this time.


Posted on Mon, 01/03/2010 - 15:29

Video: DJ Premier Interviewed by Peter Rosenberg

Speaking of Gang Starr, the man behind the music was interviewed by Peter Rosenberg at the 92nd Street Y (Jewish cultural centre, New York City) yesterday. DJ Premier dropped knowledge on who the best rappers and producers are, the memories of Biggie Smalls and the making of "Nas Is Like". Street knowledge in Yiddish - RIP

Posted on Sat, 13/12/2008 - 09:41

Throwback: "Just To Get A Rep" by Guru

"Some might say he's a dummy, but he's stickin' you and taking all your money." - Guru


Posted on Sat, 13/12/2008 - 09:13