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RIP Guru

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:18 pm
by AquaMan2342
I know most of you guys are kind of old and crotchety :-D , but Guru from Gang Starr died today of cancer. Gang Starr represented all that was right to me in hip-hop...FWIW "Moment of Truth" might be my favorite rap track ever. Anyways, sad to see him succumb to cancer at such a young age. RIP Guru. :-/

Also: I never really knew he had a falling out with DJ Premier, but I guess it is so.

Link: http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/hiphop ... to-cancer/

Re: RIP Guru

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:38 pm
by Art Vandelay
One of my all-yime favorites. I've probably listened to Mass Appeal as much as any other album throughout my life. That letter supposedly from Guru is suspect, though. I'm not entirely buying that it was written by him.

Re: RIP Guru

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:51 pm
by bigken117
RIP :,-(

Re: RIP Guru

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:06 am
by AquaMan2342
Art Vandelay wrote:One of my all-yime favorites. I've probably listened to Mass Appeal as much as any other album throughout my life. That letter supposedly from Guru is suspect, though. I'm not entirely buying that it was written by him.


Is there speculation on it? I didn't really look any deeper into it, just figured it must be so.

Re: RIP Guru

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:00 am
by Art Vandelay
AquaMan2342 wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:One of my all-yime favorites. I've probably listened to Mass Appeal as much as any other album throughout my life. That letter supposedly from Guru is suspect, though. I'm not entirely buying that it was written by him.


Is there speculation on it? I didn't really look any deeper into it, just figured it must be so.

The timing doesn't really make sense and the style and content make me question whether or not it was actually written by Guru. If I had to guess, I'd say Solar penned it, but that's obviously just speculation. There is some stuff on youtube from a family member of Guru's that kind of shines a light on Solar and some of the shady stuff he's pulled.

Re: RIP Guru

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:40 pm
by bigh0rt
'Work' is one of my all-time favorite summer/cruising songs.