Keith 'Guru' Elam - 7/17/66 - 4/19/10

No new mix or video today. Today will be a day of mourning for my man Guru. He may not have been the greatest emcee of all time, but there was something about his voice and flow that was purely magnetic. In my opinion, nobody rode a Primo beat quite like Guru. I would have never been exposed to Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance if not for Guru. Something about his lyrics made me want to be smart. Now, as a grown man, I can only look back at my life and wonder what would have been had I not pursued my education. I'll never really know. What I do know is that for much of my late teens and early twenties my motivation for improving myself came from wanting to be able to drop knowledge the way Guru did throughout all those Gang Starr classics. R.I.P. Guru

6 comments:

S├ębastien said...

Repose en paix Guru. les l├ęgendes ne meurent jamais !!!

FallBackDunny said...

R.I.P. GURU! Been a fan since hearing Manifest back in 89. His death at such a young age gives me pause about my own mortality. He will be missed!

JAH WISE EQUALITY said...

Damn I been thinkin bout Guru every since hearin bout his helth I was at a KRS show like last week n tha dj threw on a gangstarr above the clouds n my stonach had this crazy butterfly feelin now I can't even play in memory of with out getting chills rest in perfection Guru

"2.13" said...

"He may not have been the greatest emcee of all time" @ Pipo brother come on now! He was one of the greatest better than PAC & BIGGIE , kicked more knowledge and his story telling was dope as well does anyone else agree ???

Movado Jenkins said...

2.13 said it all. All types of topics and rhyme patterns. The conversational flow, love joints, street rhymes, knowledge and on and on. I am glad I hear things my way and not the way some other people do. Very few measure up to the Gangstarr legacy.

JAH WISE EQUALITY said...

Exuse me yall but I just gotta say to who ever dat was dat made tha comment "He may not have been the greatest emcee of all time" I'm tryin to get my head back together from this lost of one who is greater tha all mc when he breez give him room please his M.C.skillz rate high in every aspect I can't help but to think about that comment when ever I sit n listen to Gangstarr