With this being the 2nd anniversary of Guru’s passing, I decided to pay homage and post one of my favorite Gang Starr tracks in the Total assisted (remember them?) “Discipline”, which I’ve been hearing at the most random times/places lately (not that I’m complaining, just a random observation lol). R.I.P Guru.
Young Guru visits Madrid to teach a course at the Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid, and as always Young drops more knowledge in this video than you’ll probably learn in a year at Full Sail. Two hours with the Guru is worth more than that tuition money so sit back for this master class with one of the greatest engineers music has ever seen.
The homie Young Guru speaks to Al about working on Watch The Throne, J. Cole, his role with Roc Nation and what the future holds for him. I wish I could just post the phone convos I have with Guru, they would be more entertaining than any interview, but I gotta keep my political connects intact. Don’t expect that Jay Electronica album this year though…. Part one of this interview after the break.
Lance Coleman (of WHBC Howard University Radio) sits down with Patricia Elam (Sister of Keith Elam better known as Guru of Gangstarr) as they discuss Guru’s childhood, legacy,Solar, and controversy surrounding his death and burial.
Probably going to be doing these all week but you know. RIP Guru and our blessings to his friends and family. Traveling Mercies.
I say this all the time but let’s take a moment and celebrate the life and legacy of Guru, instead of focusing on the loss we suffer today let’s remember the greatness of the man. Gangstarr holds a special place in my heart, it was DJ Premier who first inspired me to dj, and Take It Personal was one of the first records if not the first I ever bought. Ex Girl To The Next gave me important life lessons on women, and album after album they delivered consistent classic music together. Guru’s Jazzmatazz series, while not as incredible as his work with Gang Starr was also groundbreaking in it’s own right. The rejected stone is now the cornerstone, sort of like the master builder when we make our way home. Rest In Power Keith. You can donate in his memory here.
Peter Rosenberg got Solar on the phone to speak about what has been going on with Guru’s health. To catch you up to speed Guru of GangStarr went into a coma after suffering a heart attack. Solar has been catching a lot of heat due to some of his actions regarding Guru and his family. Peter gives him a chance to clear the air. Part Two after the break.
On his radio show the other night Preemo spoke for the first time on the situation with Guru. The word on the streets and the internet is that Solaar, who replaced Premier as Guru’s main producer, has been acting extremely shady to Guru’s family and friends. Hopefully this situation can get straightened out as soon as possible. Get well soon brother.
Thanks to DJ Premier Blog.