Legendary Guru passed away !

I would like to pay tribute to Mister Guru who has passed away on Monday April 19, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. He was 48 years old and he suffered a cardiac arrest in March and was in coma for a while . Guru alias Keith Edward Elam was an American emcee and member of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, along with DJ Premier. He was born on July 17, 1961 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The name Guru is a backronym that stands for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal and the less-often used God is Universal.

Guru was a legend of hip hop and he was one of the most expressive rappers of the 1990s and a major figure in bridging hip-hop and jazz. He was known for his smooth delivery and socially conscious lyrics.

As a solo artist, Guru released four volumes of his “Jazzmatazz” series, the first of which, from 1993, was one of the most influential in the fleeting jazz-rap movement of the day.

Now let’s discover one of my favorite Guru jazz song.

The world has lost one of the best MCs and hip-hop icons of all time .
Rest in peace.

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