Gang Starr - Moment Of Truth (Rest In Peace Guru 1961-2010)


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Published: 9 years ago
Legendary Boston Rapper Keith Elam aka Guru died of cancer Monday (April 19,2010).

He was 48 years old.

Guru leaves behind a wonderful musical legacy with his group Gang Starr as well as his solo career with the Jazzmatazz albums.

The King Of Monotone didn't need to use tricky wordplay to get his point across on the mic.

His no nonsense delivery was one of a kind.

The world misses you Guru, Rest In Peace

***UPDATE*** Wednesday April 21, 2010

Guru's Family Issues Statement. Please Read Below

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

****UPDATE***** Wednesday April 21,2010

DJ Premier Issues Statement On Guru's Passing

T WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME TO GET CONFIRMATION ON THE DEATH OF A MAN WHO I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL MY BROTHER, KEITH ELAM, BETTER KNOWN AS GURU OF THE LEGENDARY GANG STARR.

FROM 1988-2004, WE EXPERIENCED SO MUCH SUCCESS TOGETHER THAT WE WERE ABLE TO EXPAND OUR BUSINESSES INDEPENDENTLY AND GIVE EACH OTHER WHAT GURU CALLED CREATIVE SPACE, BEFORE PLANNING TO REUNITE FOR OUR 7TH LP WHEN THE TIME WAS RIGHT. TRAGICALLY, WE WILL NEVER REACH THAT DAY.

IVE BEEN ASKED TO COMMENT ON A LETTER SPEAKING ILL OF ME WHICH WAS SUPPOSEDLY WRITTEN BY GURU IN HIS DYING DAYS. ALL I WILL SAY ABOUT IT IS THAT OUR TIME TOGETHER WAS BEAUTIFUL, WE BUILT A HIP HOP LEGACY TOGETHER, AND NO ONE CAN RE-WRITE HISTORY OR TAKE AWAY MY LOVE FOR HIM. ONE THING I WOULD NEVER DO IS PLAY AROUND WITH THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS LIFE.

I WILL CELEBRATE GURUS LIFE I WILL HONOR HIS MEMORY I WILL GRIEVE WITH THE ELAM FAMILY OVER HIS UNTIMELY DEATH I WILL REMEMBER THE GANG STARR FOUNDATION AND ALL OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF GANG STARR WHO CAME BEFORE ME WE ALL KNOW EACH OTHER MOSTLY, I WILL CHERISH EVERYTHING WE CREATED TOGETHER AS GANG STARR, FOREVER. IM GONNA MISS HEARING HIS SIGNATURE MONOTONE VOICE WHEN HE WALKS IN THE ROOM, BUT THE SONGS WILL ALWAYS BRING IT BACK TO ME.HIS RHYME FLOWS WERE INSANE, AND I WILL NEVER REMOVE HIM FROM MY HEART AND SOUL.REST IN PEACE TO THE MAN WHO FELT SATISFACTION FROM THE STREET CROWD REACTION I LOVE YOU GOO.DJ PREMIER"


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Never heard of gim but R.I.P

1 month ago

In 2019. Live for ever brother.

1 month ago

rest eazy in paradise you Poet!

1 month ago

A TRUE LEGEND with so much natural talent! I was recently asked about my top 5 rappers and mentioned this man to a 20 something yr old that had NO idea who i was talking about - SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 months ago

R.I.P. Guru, hopefully the young generation will come back to listen, to what made RAP! Made it what it is today, thanks

5 months ago

Glad I got to meet this hero of mine, back in 2004.. I keep his autograph under lock and key!!

6 months ago

Some of the most positive lyrical lyrics I’ve ever listened to.

10 months ago

Actions have reactions

10 months ago

Guru's parents were upper class professionals. You don't have to be in the gutter to be a rapper. Rappers, reach for the light instead of darkness.

11 months ago

Almost 1 year since prodigy died :’( and 8 years since guru died :(

1 year ago

How could anyone dislike this.

1 year ago

one of the best to ever do it...

1 year ago

RIP...BRUH,THE TRUTH IS AMAZING...YOUR,WISDOM,KNOWLEDGE,AND LOVE WILL LIVE FOREVER...ONE😎

1 year ago

THE INDUSTRY NEEDS TO PAY HOMAGE TO THIS HIP-HOP LEGEND. GIFTED UNLIMITED RYMES UNIVERSAL 👌👏

1 year ago

“I'm ready to lose my mind, but instead I use my mind. I put down the knife and take the bullets out my 9. My only crime being that I was too damn kind.” – Guru, 1998

1 year ago

This guy is amazing. I'm 24 and just heard of him now. Wow

1 year ago

Gangstarr has been played in my house since childhood and Gurus voice has always stuck to me. He has the best rapper verse I’ve ever heard was really sad to hear when he passed. Rip Legend 🙏🏼

1 year ago

2018. still nobody like him

1 year ago

Classic. RIP to one of the greats!

1 year ago

its ashame i didnt really new guru

1 year ago