Say a Prayer for Guru

Posted on March 1, 2010



One of the best MC’s is in coma this evening.

GURU is 1/2 of the legendary Brooklyn hip-hop duo Gang Starr.

DJ Premier (the other half of Gang Starr) went on the  Sirius Satellite radio show Hip Hop Nation to confirm that Guru had a heart-attack this weekend and has been hospitalized. He will undergo surgery on Monday afternoon.

Gang Starr broke unto the scene with ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy’ in 1989. The duo was responsible for countless hits and have been credited as an enormous influence within hip-hop culture and music.

All four volumes of Guru’s Jazzmatazz are among my ultimate favorite hip-hop albums of all time.

Guru & Mc Solar – Le Bien, Le Mal (The Good, The Bad) 1993

When the news of Guru’s ( whose real name is Keith Elam) condition hit Twitter, thousands of fans  tweeted messages of adoration and prayers.

I’m praying that Guru makes a full and speedy recovery.

My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.