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Hip-Hop has lost another icon - "Guru" (from Gang Starr fame)


#1 shieryda   Opus Eponymous CAGiversary!   9251 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:25 PM

http://new.music.yah...umbs-to-cancer/

Sucks.

Gang Starr was one of the most influential groups of my generation, and one that got me into hip-hop during my early highschool career.

I did not realize that he was gay (or by "partner", do they mean business partner?), nor that he and DJ Premiere have not have a relationship for so long.

#2 lokizz   Go $$$$ Yourself CAGiversary!   10104 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:30 PM

damn shame he will be missed.

this is still one of my favorite songs.



#3 TheCapn010   Banned Banned   255 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:45 PM

Pretty sure "partner" as in business partner.

Gangstarr was the whole reason I started making beats.
The influence cannot be worded properly here.

I saw this today and it shocked the shit out of me, like when I walked into a pizza parlor and found out Michael Jackson had died. "What?!"
RIP GU

#4 pitfallharry219  

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:47 PM

Most people on this site would know him more as the voice of 8-Ball from the GTA series.

#5 Ordaneary1   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   14 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:06 PM

Rest in peace Guru. Here's my fav song:


#6 WeaponX2099   You walk on the subway CAGiversary!   5411 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 10:30 PM

I posted this this morning in the hip-hop thread, but Guru does deserves the mention outside of it. Guru & Premier was one the best duos of all time.

#7 RAMSTORIA   fate is inexorable CAGiversary!   11980 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:04 PM

im picky about my music, especially hip hop. but i enjoyed gang starr. probably my fav



#8 Sc4rfac3   Ball Now, Fail Later! CAGiversary!   898 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:17 PM

R.I.P. Guru

#9 Canadian_Man   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   588 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 12:41 AM

I've been branching out from my usual indie rock / electro lately -- in hip hop I'm liking Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, and Sage Francis. Kid Cudi's alright too in a different way, his stuff's catchy but kinda shallow.

Now would be the time to check out Gang Starr.

[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjWfRpfpXJQ"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSMxB4mRn3E[/URL]

#10 Matedawg11   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   910 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 12:50 AM

Aww man i love Gang Starr =[...R.I.P

#11 Matedawg11   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   910 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 12:53 AM

Most people on this site would know him more as the voice of 8-Ball from the GTA series.


NO WAY!! HE WAS 8 BALL?!?!

"Say hello to 8 Ball, ladies" ahaha

#12 JJSP   Not Broke, Just Bent CAGiversary!   10011 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2010 - 12:56 AM

I knew he was sick, but I didn't know he passed. RIP Guru.

#13 Demoonfoot   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   5 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 12:54 AM

Rip Guru. IF you have not his final statement here is the link:
http://www.allhiphop...0/22177912.aspx

#14 Sc4rfac3   Ball Now, Fail Later! CAGiversary!   898 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:08 AM

Rip Guru. IF you have not his final statement here is the link:
http://www.allhiphop...0/22177912.aspx


That statement is kinda suspect.

#15 kona   denham's dentrifice CAGiversary!   180 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:15 AM

R.I.P. Guru...

The most fucked up part of it all being that today was the first time in 10 years I've heard a Gangstar song on the radio. Time to throw on my Moment of Truth cd.

#16 motorkill   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   274 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:26 AM

That statement is kinda suspect.


Your not the only one who thinks that.

One of my all time fav mc's.

R.I.P. Guru

#17 luvmysegadc   All CAGs hail Hypnotoad! CAGiversary!   596 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:32 AM

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RIP, Guru:cry:

#18 shieryda   Opus Eponymous CAGiversary!   9251 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:06 PM

One of my personal favorites:



#19 dothog   n ur race snakin mai kart CAGiversary!   2666 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:38 PM

RIP Guru. Daily Operation is a personal favorite that comes right at the tail end ('92-ish) of what I consider the golden age. I always thought that Pos of De La said it best: "If I had to join a gang, I think I'd join Gang Starr." They were among the best acts no matter how you broke it down: beats, lyrics, smarts.

As for the statement, it may seem awkward, but I'd imagine that Guru's worried that Primo was going to try to tour again under the Gang Starr name. There's been a disagreement between them over the future of GS: Guru says it's over, Primo says it's not over until Primo says so. They just couldn't get along later on (due in part to Primo ditching on tour and leaving Guru high and dry).

I don't know why they couldn't smooth things over, but I think Guru's right to want the act to end. It's not Gang Starr if it isn't Primo and Guru.

#20 Sporadic   done with this site CAGiversary!   9499 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2010 - 04:34 PM

Rip Guru. IF you have not his final statement here is the link:
http://www.allhiphop...0/22177912.aspx


That's fake according to Guru's family

The Elam family wishes to thank the fans of our son/brother/father uncle/nephew/cousin Keith aka GURU for the outpouring of love, concern and support.

Our hearts are broken by the loss of someone we loved so much. GURU was devoted to his young son, who will most keenly feel his absence.

GURU suffered from multiple myeloma* for over a year. Accrued complications from this illness led to respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. As a result, GURU was in a coma from mid February until his death and never regained consciousness. Early on the morning of April 19th, he became hypertensive due to low blood pressure. He again went into cardiac arrest and slipped away from us.

GURU died far too young but he was, and we are, proud of all his many legendary musical contributions.

The family is not aware of any foundations established by GURU.* We know and understand that countless fans want to express their condolences and love and, to that end, we are planning a memorial event in the near future that will be all-inclusive. Please look for further details from the family as they become available.

from The Elam Family


http://www.missinfo....us-final-words/

#21 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3281 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:04 PM

Heard about this yesterday. One of my favorites back in the day for Hip Hop. Don't listen to much of the new crap they call rap or hip hop these days but I will always remember Gang Starr. One of my favorite tracks:



R.I.P. Guru

#22 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7191 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:10 PM

so i turn on MTV James around 11 p.m. last night, after drinking some wine, feeling good, thinking I'll listen to some GangStarr tunes that would be on in tribute...

and I get back to back Drake songs? WTF... no sign of Guru... such bullshit. This wouldn't happen if 50 died.

#23 dothog   n ur race snakin mai kart CAGiversary!   2666 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:29 PM

That's fake according to Guru's family

Wow, whoever put out the fake statement (the Solar guy?) is incredibly lame. Wonder if Primo will say anything.

#24 WeaponX2099   You walk on the subway CAGiversary!   5411 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:31 PM

I think Primo said something on his blog.

#25 TheCapn010   Banned Banned   255 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:30 PM

If Solar forged that document, I'd be afraid if I was him.

#26 shieryda   Opus Eponymous CAGiversary!   9251 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:45 PM

All those old-school dudes should've gotten together for a tribute. Ed Lover, Chuck D, Fab Five, etc.

#27 TheCapn010   Banned Banned   255 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:49 PM

All those old-school dudes should've gotten together for a tribute. Ed Lover, Chuck D, Fab Five, etc.

Speaking of, Biz Markie, Craig G, and Big Daddy Kane are actually set to perform around my neck at a place called Jovan's. Saw a poster yesterday back in my old stomping grounds and said ":dunce:".

#28 Sc4rfac3   Ball Now, Fail Later! CAGiversary!   898 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:21 PM

this is from Premier
http://www.djpremier...-death-of-guru/