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The hip hop world has been dealt another major blow with the passing of Keith Elam aka Guru. On Feb. 28th, Guru suffered a heart attack and following surgery days later fell into a coma. He awoke from the coma but died last night after a long battle with cancer.
Guru was born in Boston and was the former member of the legendary hip hop group Gang Starr, which released such classic albums as Step In The Arena, Hard To Earn, & Daily operation. In 1993, he released his first solo album, Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1. The album featured collaborations with legendary artists Donald Byrd, N’Dea Davenport and Roy Ayers. The name Guru stands for “Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal”.
Even though Guru resided in Boston & DJ Premier hailed from Texas, they have deep roots in the New York hip hop culture, and along with such producers as Pete Rock, Large Professor and Diamond D, they are known for creating that “New York” hip hop sound.
I AM GLAD I GREW UP IN THE ERA OF GURU & GANG STARR, THEIR MUSICAL INFLUENCE WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON THROUGH ME AND COUNTLESS OTHER FANS OF REAL HIP HOP MUSIC. SO TONIGHT’S INTERNET BROADCAST OF REELTALKBLOGRADIO
WILL BE DEDICATED TO GURU. I WILL BE SPINNING SOME OF HIS CLASSIC JOINTS (GANG STARR & SOLO) & I WILL ALSO TALK TO MEMBERS OF THE HIP HOP & RADIO COMMUNITY AS WE PAY RESPECT TO A PIONEER OF REAL HIP HOP. HE MAY BE GONE, BUT HIS MUSICAL LEGACY WILL FOREVER LIVE ON.
REST IN PEACE, GURU.
(July 17, 1961 – April 19, 2010)
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This dude is mad corny, and Jamie Foxx tears his ass up, lmaooo shit is hilarious!!
I wish Dave would come back, his show was classic, but i never saw him on Def Poetry Jam, check it out.
A local New Jersey newspaper has reported that R&B singer Jaheim was arrested in his hometown of Hillsborough on March 28, and now faces charges of speeding and marijuana possession.
The 32-year-old entertainer was pulled over by Hillsborough, NJ, cops while driving 30mph over the speed limit. When police approached the car, they claimed to notice a strong odor of marijuana, giving them cause to search the vehicle. According to the Messenger-Gazette, Jaheim allowed cops to search the car only after exchanging a few unpleasant words with them. Inside, police reportedly found a small marijuana bud and several discarded cigar wrappers, which they associated with marijuana use.
In June 2008, the singer appeared in court to face similar charges stemming from a 2004 arrest. He was nabbed in the parking lot of a 7-11 convenience store in New Jersey, and charged with possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana and possession of controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. A New Jersey judge dismissed the charges, concluding that the cops did not have probable cause to search his vehicle, but the Jersey native was still charged with resisting arrest, and was sentenced to two years of probation and an enrollment in an anger management program.
The details of Jaheim’s current legal troubles sound very similar to his prior charges. The singer released his fifth studio album ‘Another Round,’ in February.